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The Parallel Politics of the Environment and Copyright

The Hill Times this week features my special op-ed (Hill Times version, homepage version) on the parallels between the environment and copyright as mainstream political issues.  The similarities start with language – environmental advocates speak of protecting the environment and sustainable resources, while copyright advocates focus on the need to […]

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October 9, 2006 3 comments Columns

CMCC Comes to Ottawa

The Canadian Press is reporting that several musicians from the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, including Steven Page, Andrew Cash, and Brendan Canning, are in Ottawa today meeting with senior government officials.  The report says the musicians met with Industry Minister Maxime Bernier and Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda and were […]

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May 8, 2006 1 comment News

Yet Another CRIA Sponsored Poll

CRIA continues its copyright lobbying today by releasing yet another poll that it claims reveals Canadians' attitudes on copyright law.  This follows the fall release in which it laughably sought to link file sharing with a wide assortment of evils including shoplifting and cheating on exams.   The poll makes […]

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December 28, 2005 3 comments News

CRIA’s Higher Risk Strategy

Of all the reactions to today's SCC decision to skip the appeal of the private copying decision, I thought the Canadian Recording Industry Association's was the most remarkable.  I've obviously commented regularly on its high risk strategy of suing individual file sharers.  I think this is a bad strategy for […]

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July 28, 2005 8 comments News