Post Tagged with: "Canada and Copyright"

Copyright’s 10K

As many readers of this blog will know, last Saturday night I started a Facebook group called Fair Copyright in Canada. I sent an invitation to 100 or so "Facebook friends" in the hope that some would join and that we could create a useful resource for discussion on the […]

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December 9, 2007 28 comments News

Prentice’s Plan For a Decade-Long Delay of Consumer Copyright Concerns

If the introduction of a Canadian DMCA were not bad enough, sources now indicate that Industry Minister Jim Prentice plans to delay addressing the copyright concerns of individual Canadians for years.  Rather than including consumer concerns such as flexible fair dealing, time shifting, format shifting, parody, and the future of […]

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December 6, 2007 11 comments News

DMCA Architect Appears on CBC’s Search Engine

Industry Minister Jim Prentice continues to duck questions, but Bruce Lehman, the architect of the DMCA, was apparently happy to come on CBC's Search Engine program to discuss the law. His verdict? "I don't think it [DMCA] has achieved the objectives we necessarily intended."

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December 6, 2007 4 comments News

Anti-Canadian DMCA Momentum Begins to Build

The Canadian DMCA may not be introduced until next week (Tuesday is the rumoured day), but many are not waiting until the bill comes to make their views known.  Over the past few days, there has been an incredible amount of action and growing media coverage.  This includes: Letters to […]

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December 6, 2007 13 comments News

Prentice To Oppose Canadian Universities

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada has issued its position paper on copyright reform.  If the bill coming next week is as expected, Industry Minister Jim Prentice will be issuing a major rejection of the concerns of Canada's higher education community.  The AUCC has listed four recommendations – […]

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December 5, 2007 2 comments News