Tucows Speaks Out on Copyright

Tucows, one of Canada's Internet success stories, has a great post on copyright.  Copyright's Creative Disincentive was written by David Weinberger and does a terrific job of discussing copyright and culture.  Tucows will be appearing at the final copyright roundtable in Peterborough today and is urging Canadians to contribute to […]

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September 1, 2009 7 comments News

Reaction to the Cellphone Cost Calculator Story

My column on the decision to kill the cellphone cost calculator generated considerable reaction:  The Liberal party issued a press release criticizing the decision and arguing that it placed the wireless industry ahead of consumers.  The CBC covered the story, including comments from the CWTA, PIAC, and Bell (it should […]

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September 1, 2009 12 comments News

Globe on the Push for an iPod Levy

The Globe featured an article over the weekend on the renewed emphasis on an iPod levy (ie. expansion of the private copying levy).  While the article suggests that it is the music industry that is seeking the levy, it is more accurate to say that it is copyright collectives and […]

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August 31, 2009 3 comments News

American Federation of Musicians Demand NDP Apology For Supporting Balanced Copyright

Yesterday I posted on how security guards outside the Toronto copyright town hall demanded that the Canadian Federation of Students and NDP MP Olivia Chow stop distributing flyers discussing their positions on copyright.  It turns out there is further fallout from the incident.  Chow was distributing a flyer that included […]

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August 29, 2009 98 comments News

Clement: No Copyright Bill Until Late 2009 At the Earliest, Spring 2010 Possible

CBC's Spark has posted video of a media scrum with Industry Minister Tony Clement following last night's town hall meeting.  The full video is worth watching (embedded below), but I think the key comment comes toward the end when he discusses the timing of a new bill. In answer to […]

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August 28, 2009 8 comments News