The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement talks resume today as Round Ten opens in Washington, DC. The full agenda indicates that all the issues will be addressed along with discussions of many smaller matters that have been left until the end. Following the last round in Lucerne, Switzerland (which only concluded 47 […]
Archive for August, 2010
SOCAN has filed a motion for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in the case involving fair dealing and online music previews. The Federal Court of Appeal upheld the Copyright Board’s ruling that such previews could be viewed as consumer research and qualify for fair dealing consideration.
“The fact that the material is copyrighted is not what entitles it to payment. Fair dealing should be given consideration before the cheques are written.” Read the full post.
The NY Times has an interesting article on the power of open data, noting progress on Alzheimer’s that is a function of scientists worldwide openly sharing data.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Canadian Federation of Students have posted their joint objection to the proposed Access Copyright tariff. CIPPIC is representing the CAUT and CFS in this case. Sam Trosow provides a summary of their key points here.