Transport Canada has reportedly issued a DMCA takedown notice to Scribd over an on-the-record response it provided to a journalist. The move is particularly odd (though not unprecedented, see here and here) given the document was issued to a journalist and the government changed its crown copyright licence last year […]
Archive for February, 2012
Canadian Music Industry Lobby: Put SOPA Into C-11 Or Stand With Illegal Sites
These claims involve two different issues with Bill C-11. The first are the digital lock provisions, which dozens of organizations (including businesses, the Retail Council of Canada, creator groups, consumer groups, and education associations) have argued are overly restrictive. The proposed solution is to link circumvention of a digital lock with actual copyright infringement, an approach that is consistent with the WIPO Internet treaties and has been adopted by trading partners such as New Zealand and Switzerland (Canada even proposed the approach in Bill C-60). These amendments would not legalize hacking businesses, but rather ensure that the same balance that exists offline is retained in the digital environment.
Keeping Score of Canada’s Spectrum Auction
Auctioning the spectrum raises a host of critical policy choices.
“Piracy is the New Radio”
Canadian superstar Neil Young on piracy: It doesn’t affect me because I look at the internet as the new radio. I look at the radio as gone. […] Piracy is the new radio. That’s how music gets around. […] That’s the radio. If you really want to hear it, let’s […]
Katz on the Access Copyright Deal
Ariel Katz adds his voice to the criticisms from Howard Knopf and Sam Trosow on the recent agreement between Access Copyright and two Ontario universities.