ITBusiness looks at the costs of the proposed lawful access legislation for small ISPs, noting that they will face significant new expenditures on equipment and staff training.
Archive for June, 2011
The University of Saskatchewan has announced that it plans to withdraw from Access Copyright as of August 31, 2011. The University will rely on a combination of site licences, fair dealing, open access, and transactional licensing. While this will undoubtedly require some adjustments, look for many other Canadian universities to […]
Christopher Moore examines the second Robertson copyright class action settlement and the virtual absence of Access Copyright from the proceedings. Moore concludes “Access Copyright cannot ever defend creators’ copyrights against publishers who seek to abuse them. Its very structure forbids it.”
While greater consumer choice is definitely needed, skinny basic, which still envisions a required basket of channels, isn’t good enough. A preferable approach would be to offer consumers real choice with a full pick-and-pay format. I discussed the option in 2009 during the fee-for-carriage fight:
Concern over the government’s lawful access plans continues to mount, with coverage in the National Post and a column from the Globe’s Tabatha Southey.