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Canada’s Upcoming Copyright Clash

The Literary Review of Canada's June issue is about to hit the newsstands and it includes The Upcoming Copyright Clash, an essay I wrote on copyright reform in Canada.

The essay brings together several themes that I've written about in the past including the value of the Canadian public domain and the danger associated with potential copyright term extension. It argues for a positive vision of copyright reform incluing the creation of a national digital library and greater usage rights for content created by the CBC, Canada's public broadcaster.

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May 25, 2005 1 comment Columns

Task Force Report a Roadmap for Canning Canadian-Based Spam

Lost amidst the high drama on Parliament Hill last week was the release of Stopping Spam, the National Task Force on Spam’s final report.

Given that I was a member of the Task Force I’m biased, but I sincerely think the report provides a valuable contribution to the fight against spam in Canada and it would be shame if it were to get lost in the shuffle.

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May 23, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns

The Test

Alex Cameron, who successfully argued the privacy issues in the BMG v. Doe file sharing case at both the trial and appellate level, has written with his reading of the test articulated by the Federal Court of Appeal. Alex has done a great job of pulling out the many precautions […]

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May 22, 2005 Comments are Disabled News


Earlier today I provided links to some of the coverage from Thursday's file sharing decision. A small article from Dose, the free Canwest daily paper, was not included (it isn't online) but merits some attention.The article features brief Q & A's with Alex Cameron, who argued the privacy issues for CIPPIC, and with Graham Henderson, CRIA's President. In response to an open-ended question on his thoughts on the decision, Henderson responds:

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May 20, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Media Coverage of File Sharing Decision

Not surprisingly, the media jumped all over yesterday's file sharing decision. Among the stories:

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May 20, 2005 1 comment News