Howard Knopf posts on new decisions from the Federal Court of Appeal which suggest that there is effectively a making available right in the case of musical works in Canadian copyright law and no need for further reform on the issue.
Archive for September, 2010
Zak Muscovitch, a Toronto domain name lawyer running for the CIRA board, has an interesting article on the dot-ca administrator and the public interest.
Appeared in the Toronto Star on September 6, 2010 as Competition Concerns Drive CRTC Internet Provider Policy Recent data on Internet use in Canada suggests that most people reading this subscribe to broadband services and that virtually all those subscribers are with a major telecommunications or cable company. Indeed, the […]
Perhaps the most important story of the latest draft is how the countries are close to agreement on the Internet enforcement chapter. The Internet enforcement chapter has been among the most contentious since the U.S. first proposed draft language that would have globalized the DMCA and raised the prospect of three strikes and you’re out. In the face of opposition, the U.S. has dropped its demands on secondary liability but is still holding out hope of establishing digital lock rules that go beyond the WIPO Internet treaties and were even rejected by its own courts.
The key takeaways from the Internet chapter, noting that Canada has reserved the right to revisit elements of this chapter at a later date:
I contributed The Trouble with the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement to 30, No. 2 SAIS Review of International Affairs 137-47 (2010).