Apple is extending the length of iTunes music previews from 30 seconds to 90 seconds for songs longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds. It appears that the extension is a take it or leave proposition to music labels.
Archive for November, 2010
Access Copyright to the Supreme Court: No Need for Greater Fair Dealing Certainty
No Creator Group Consensus on C-32
Last week I posted on an ACTRA document that identified consensus positions on C-32 among many creator groups. I have received a request to remove the link to the ACTRA document on the grounds that it was posted prematurely as it turns out there is not yet consensus among all […]
The Latest on Access Copyright: Time to Decline the Coverage
The latest developments further point to growing sentiment on Canadian campuses that it is time for post-secondary education to decline the coverage by walking away from Access Copyright. Since this statement is bound to be mischaracterized as advocating not paying for the rights to use works, let me repeat what I consistently stated this summer. The decision to walk away is not an effort to avoid paying appropriate rights fees. Rather, it is based on the recognition that a collective licence is not the only way for a university to appropriately compensate for use.
Challenges to ACTA Mount: The Week in Review
PIJIP has a great post on the mounting challenges to ACTA, including concerns expressed at the WTO and by dozens of law professors.