Cancopy Law

The Canadian Association of University Teachers recently held a major conference on intellectual property issues.  I was delighted to provide the keynote address, which I titled Cancopy Law.  The talk criticized the current incarnations of “cancopy law” (which include CMEC’s Copyright Matters and Access Copyright’s Captain Copyright) and discussed the importance to education of adopting a progressive approach to copyright. A podcast of the talk is now available.

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November 9, 2006 Comments are Disabled News, Podcasts
Hart House Lecture Podcast: Our Own Creative Land

Hart House Lecture Podcast: Our Own Creative Land

Cover of Our Own Creative Land: Cultural Monopoly and The Trouble With CopyrightIn my Hart House Lecture, Our Own Creative Land: Cultural Monopoly and The Trouble With Copyright, I discussed a number of topics, including the Bulte incident, the opportunities presented by the Internet, the context of the current round of copyright reform. I concluded by  sketching out an alternative and forward-looking vision of Canadian copyright law.

The  audio is available as part of the Needs No Introduction series on Rabble.ca and a lecture book in PDF form is available for free download.

A video broadcast of the lecture appeared on TVO’s Big Ideas program, but is no longer available online.

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May 8, 2006 1 comment Audio, Conferences, Podcasts

TVO’s The Agenda Debates Copyright

Copyright debate on TVO’s the Agenda (view and listen/MP3 on TVO.com).

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December 17, 2005 Comments are Disabled Audio, News Interviews, Podcasts, Tv / Radio

Electric Sky Podcast on Copyright

As I watch with admiration at the many sites that have added podcasts to their mix, I have been hoping to do the same.  That may happen some time in the future, but in the meantime, I was recently interviewed for the Electric Sky podcast, a local Ottawa podcast site.  We discussed Canadian copyright issues including some of the recent legislative proposals.  I think I sound a bit subdued, but it was a fun experience and it is great to see the budding enthusiasm for these new forms of expression.

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July 6, 2005 1 comment News, Podcasts

CBC’s The Current Examines Canadian Privacy

CBC’s The Current recently devoted a half hour to privacy issues in Canada. Professor Geist appeared to comment on PIPEDA and the outsourcing privacy issue in BC. This podcast is no longer available online.

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August 5, 2004 Comments are Disabled Podcasts