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

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