Study Finds Canadian C-61 Anti-Circumvention Provisions Unconstitutional

A new academic article published in the Journal of Information Law and Technology by Professor Emir Aly Crowne-Mohammed and Yonatan Rozenszajn, both from the University of Windsor, concludes that the anti-circumvention provisions found in Bill C-61 were unconstitutional.  The authors argue that the DRM provisions were "a poorly veiled attempt […]

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October 27, 2009 12 comments News

CRTC Posts Updated Stats on Do-Not-Call

The CRTC has posted updated data on the experience with do-not-call.  It reports that as of September 30, 2009, there have been over 7.6 million registrations and 200,000 complaints.  The CRTC has 87 active investigations, issued 145 warning letters, 10 notices of violations, and imposed 7 administrative monetary penalties.

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October 27, 2009 2 comments News

Legislative Summary of Bill C-47

The Library of Parliament has posted a legislative summary of Bill C-47, half of the lawful access proposal.

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October 27, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

Government Commits to Withdrawing Lobby Spyware Changes

Bill C-27, the anti-spam bill, is nearly through the Industry Committee with a limited number of changes.  The Liberals have already stated that they would not be bringing forward the amendments promoted by the copyright lobby that would have permitted unauthorized access to personal computers in some situations.  The same […]

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October 25, 2009 4 comments News

Canadian Musicians vs. Canadian Recording Industry Spokesperson

The government continues to play catch-up with the copyright consultation submissions (my submission appeared on Friday).  It has just posted two interesting contrasting submissions: the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, actual Canadian musicians who warn against DMCA-style reforms and Don Hogarth, CRIA's communication person, who warns against people who warn against […]

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October 25, 2009 3 comments News