Pippa Lawson on Privacy

Pippa Lawson, former Director of CIPPIC, writes an op-ed for the National Post that calls for stronger enforcement of Canadian privacy laws.

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August 7, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

Olivier Charbonneau on Fair Copyright Reform

Olivier Charbonneau, a Quebec-based librarian, has an op-ed in Le Devoir calling for fair copyright reform including expanding fair dealing.

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August 7, 2009 1 comment News

Manitoba Music Industry Association Distances Self From CRIA On Copyright Reform

The Winnipeg copyright roundtable is a must-listen as it includes some notable comments from the Manitoba Music Industry Association.  After numerous presentations at the roundtable calling for expanded fair dealing (from education, researchers, and artists), the MMIA argued: We find ourselves in the Manitoba music industry more aligned with some […]

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August 6, 2009 38 comments News

Winnipeg Copyright Roundtable Attendee List and Podcast Posted

The government has posted the attendees and the podcast from this week's copyright roundtable, which was hosted by Shelly Glover.  The attendees were: Carolyn Wood, Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) – no change to fair dealing Karen Adams, Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) – expand fair dealing, statutory damages […]

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August 6, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

CRIA & CMPDA Lobbyist Calls for Three Strikes System for Canada

Barry Sookman, a leading lawyer and registered lobbyist for both CRIA and CMPDA, has an op-ed in the National Post on copyright reform.  Jointly authored with Stephen Stohn, the piece says Canada is regarded as a "piracy heaven" and calls for the adoption of "graduated response" – the three strikes […]

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August 6, 2009 8 comments News