Archive for December 29th, 2005

The Start of a DRM Protection Act

Reports today indicate that a provisional settlement has been reached in the U.S. Sony rootkit class actions.  While the settlement still requires court approval, it makes for an interesting read since it may provide the starting point for a future statute that protects against the misuse of digital rights management […]

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December 29, 2005 12 comments News

Staying on the Sidelines of the Sony Story

The Sony rootkit story continues to be remarkably resilient as new developments emerge a full month after the story first began circulating in the blogosphere.  I covered developments up until about a week ago in a recent column.  Three Business Week stories now shed additional light, raising several points that […]

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November 29, 2005 4 comments News

In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law

I am delighted to announce an exciting book project that will launch in several weeks.  In response to Bill C-60, a large group of Canadian academics have come together to produce to a peer-reviewed book on copyright law in Canada.  Irwin Law will publish the 608-page In the Public Interest: […]

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August 29, 2005 2 comments News

The Coming Battle Over Education and Copyright

My weekly Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version) focuses on the coming battle over copyright and education in Canada in light of the recent premiers' commitment to higher education and the likely summit with the Prime Minister on the issue this fall. I argue that the […]

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August 29, 2005 1 comment Columns

Telus Obtains Court Order Against Site

Telus has obtained a court order establishing a number of prohibitions against the Voices for Change website, the site it started blocking nearly a week ago.  The order prohibits "the Telecommunications Workers Union(TWU) and its members and anyone else having knowledge of the order from posting for public viewing on […]

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July 29, 2005 5 comments News