A video of Sam Trosow’s recent speech on C-32 and the Access Copyright tariff proposal has now been posted to YouTube.
Archive for August, 2010
Should Canadian Universities Walk Away From Access Copyright?
While fairness dictates that Canadian education must object to the Access Copyright tariff proposal to ensure that students are not asked to pay for uses that the law says do not require compensation, it may be time for the post-secondary education community to ask whether it should walk away from Access Copyright altogether. Note that I am not saying that creators should go uncompensated and that education should get a free ride. I repeat that it is fair dealing, not free dealing.
ACTA Meeting Next Week: U.S. & EU Talk to Work Out Divide
Inside US Trade has an update on the ACTA negotiations that confirm many of the recent reports on a divide between the U.S. and the EU. The article quotes an industry source as saying the other ACTA participants encouraged the discussion on issues such as geographical indications since “countries feared […]
Access Copyright’s 1300% Tariff Increase – Deadline to Object is August 11, 2010
Howard Knopf has a must-read post on the Access Copyright proposed tariff that would increase costs by 1300% over the current rate. The proposal is for $45 per university student, which would potential cost universities (and taxpayers) millions of dollars. The cost for college students is $35 per student. While […]
Telecom Complaints Commissioner Remains a Relative Unknown
Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 9, 2010 as Telecom Complaints Commissioner Remains a Relative Unknown Hockey may be Canada’s national pastime, but complaining about the major telephone and cable companies sometimes seems like it ranks a close second. Delayed Canadian launches of the latest phones, new caps on […]