The Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s IP Committee, Torys lawyer Andrew Bernstein, has sent a public letter to the thousands of IP Committee members responding to the media reports of pressure to withdraw a CBA copyright submission. The CBA letter not only debunks claims of secrecy and plagiarism, but […]
Archive for March 9th, 2012
Open Media has launched a campaign to encourage Canadians to speak out before Monday’s Bill C-11 meeting. The group makes it easy to speak out against SOPA style reforms, harms to fair dealing, and unduly restrictive digital lock rules. Postmedia’s Sarah Schmidt covers the upcoming amendments here.
Dwayne Winseck examines many of the copyright maximalist claims and doesn’t pull any punches: The biggest problem with all of this is not the underlying faulty economics and total absence of meaningful evidence, but rather the complete bankruptcy of the lawyers and lobbyists peddling the case. They appear to have […]