Last year, Canadian broadcasters launched a major public campaign to “Save Local TV”, which was their effort to rally support for new fees for retransmission of local television signals. The Federal Court of Appeal ruled this week that the CRTC has the legal power to authorize networks to negotiate to […]
Archive for March 2nd, 2011
The Globe and Mail covers the legal case against isoHunt, with discussion of the Canadian recording industry’s lawsuit against the site using existing law. The article suggests that CRIA has filed cease and desist letters against the site (using existing law) in addition to the statement of claim and statement […]
Australia’s Attorney General has said he is looking into establishing new digital lock exceptions under that country’s copyright law. Robert McLelland specifically cited circumvention for some educational purposes, including circumvention of digital locks on DVDs. The U.S. established an exception for some DVD circumvention last summer, but Canada’s Bill C-32 […]
The National Post interviews several Canadian musicians who talk about the benefits of the Internet, Youtube, and other digital distribution as they embrace innovative business approaches.