Archive for September, 2012

Setting the Stage for the Next Decade of Open Access

Appeared in the Toronto Star on September 16, 2012 as Setting the Stage for the Next Decade of Open Access Ten years ago, sixteen experts from around the world gathered in Budapest, Hungary to discuss the how the Internet was changing the way researchers could disseminate their work. The group […]

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September 21, 2012 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Copyright Board: Supreme Court Copyright Decision is “Clear and Leaves No Room for Interpretations”

The Copyright Board of Canada has ruled that the copies that were at issue before the Supreme Court of Canada (roughly 7% of copies) constitute fair dealing and do not require compensation. The Board’s decision does not come as a surprise given the Supreme Court’s strong endorsement of fair dealing […]

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September 20, 2012 7 comments News

Eviscerated or Not: Katz on Access Copyright

Ariel Katz has a must-read post on the implications of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions for Access Copyright. The post notes that though Barry Sookman and Access Copyright have tried to minimize the importance of the decisions and suggested that it only applies to a small amount of copying, […]

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September 20, 2012 3 comments News

The Nexus of Copyright and Intellectual Privacy

Alex Cameron, a lawyer with Faskens, recently obtained his doctorate in law from the University of Ottawa (I served on the examination panel at his defence). He has posted his important thesis examining the nexus between copyright and intellectual privacy, which is available here.

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September 20, 2012 1 comment News

CIRA Election Opens Today: I Need Your Support to Help Bring the Public Interest Back to CIRA

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, which manages the dot-ca domain, opens its board of directors election at noon ET today.  CIRA members are eligible to vote from September 19th until September 26th, with five seats at stake – two member-nominated seats and three nominating-committee seats. I am on the ballot […]

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September 19, 2012 12 comments News