The SAC’s Eddie Schwartz has an op-ed in the Straight, renewing the call for the legalization of downloading in return for a monthly ISP levy.
Archive for August, 2010
Supporters of the C-32 digital lock approach have sought to counter the criticism by arguing that the Canadian provisions simply mirror those found in other countries such as the United States. Yet last week, the U.S. introduced changes to its digital lock rules that leave Canada with one of the most restrictive approaches in the world.
Jenna Wilson and Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy, IP lawyers with Dimock Stratton LLP in Toronto, argue in the Lawyers Weekly that “Anti-circumvention provisions could be implemented in the Copyright Act without significantly disturbing the balance between users and creators in the way Bill C-32 does.”
The NY Times and LA Times have both published masthead editorials approving the new digital lock exemptions announced last week in the U.S.