Why Did Security Guards Stop CFS From Distributing Flyers at the Copyright Town Hall?

The Canadian Federation of Students has issued a press release disclosing a disturbing incident just prior to last night's townhall in Toronto.  CFS says that students attempted to distribute a flyer outlining the organization's position on fair copyright outside the townhall.  The students involved were approached by private security guards […]

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August 28, 2009 19 comments News

Now Magazine on the Toronto Town Hall

"The town hall that didn't invite the town."

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August 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

Facebook Settles With Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Lots of coverage this morning on the remarkable Facebook settlement, which represents a major success for Canadian privacy and CIPPIC (which launched the case). The best source of information on the forthcoming changes come from the Privacy Commissioner's letter to CIPPIC. Podcast of the press conference available here.

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August 28, 2009 2 comments News

The Toronto Music Industry Town Hall

Tonight the government held its second copyright town hall.  Only it wasn't really a copyright townhall in the sense of bringing the community together to talk copyright in an open and balanced manner.  Instead, the music industry stacked the room to such a degree that little else was discussed.  There […]

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August 27, 2009 97 comments News

Tossell on Copyright and “Users”

Ivor Tossell has a great piece and podcast in the Globe on the current copyright consultation and the active role of "users" in the debate.

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August 27, 2009 Comments are Disabled News