Post Tagged with: "access copyright"

Campaign Contributions

I am a law professor, not an investigative reporter or a political operative, so the notion of campaign contributions is foreign to me.  I've been posting on the planned Sam Bulte fundraiser being hosted by the heads of the major entertainment industry associations just four days before the election (Tipping […]

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January 3, 2006 7 comments News

Not a Feature

The Canadian Press covers yesterday' s CMEC conference on Bill C-60 and education.  The article includes comments from an Industry Canada official who provides assurance that "very little should change for schools under Bill C-60."  I agree.  Unfortunately, the fact that the bill does little for education and increasing access […]

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September 17, 2005 1 comment News


Those who argue for balanced copyright policies are often characterized as anti-copyright. Yet in the past week I've seen at least two examples that suggest that the characterization (which I would prefer not be used at all) might be appropriately applied to the collectives, at least with respect to how […]

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September 16, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Access Copyright’s Beneficiaries

The Toronto Star today publishes a letter to the editor from Maureen Cavan, the Executive Director of Access Copyright that responds to Monday' s column on education and copyright.  Not surprisingly, Ms. Cavan disagrees with the column, arguing that In his column, Geist describes Access Copyright as one of two […]

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August 31, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

The Coming Battle Over Education and Copyright

My weekly Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version) focuses on the coming battle over copyright and education in Canada in light of the recent premiers' commitment to higher education and the likely summit with the Prime Minister on the issue this fall. I argue that the […]

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August 29, 2005 1 comment Columns