Post Tagged with: "canada"

Federal Court Issues Reasons for Anti-Net Hate Injunction

The Federal Court has issued its reasons for issuing an injunction against a series of Internet hate postings.  In Canadian Human Rights Commission v. Winnicki, the presiding judge had seemingly little difficulty in finding that: 1. The speech at issue constituted hate speech and thus was unlawful.2. The Supreme Court […]

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November 18, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Canada’s Choice: Copyright, Culture and the Internet – The Podcast

I'm traveling a lot this month speaking about Canadian copyright, culture, and the Internet.  The focus of some of my talks is on how Canada need not follow the U.S. example on copyright policy.  Rather, it should make its own choices on these issues by adopting forward-looking policies based on […]

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November 2, 2005 1 comment News

Collectives Win Big at the Copyright Board of Canada

The Copyright Board of Canada this morning issued its decision on royalties for music played on commercial radio stations.  The decision is a huge win for the copyright collectives (SOCAN and NRCC) and a corresponding loss for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.  The Board has ruled that the prior tariffs […]

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October 14, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Australia’s High Court Delivers Some Copyright Lessons for Canada

The Australian High Court today delivered a landmark copyright decision involving "mod chips" and Sony PlayStations.  The case goes to the heart of anti-circumvention provisions that create very contentious proposals in Bill C-60 here in Canada.  At issue in the Australian case was whether mod-chips, used to modify the Sony […]

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October 6, 2005 5 comments News

Open Forum on Bill C-60

Readers interested in Bill C-60 may be interested in an upcoming open forum on the bill being hosted by the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law on Thursday, September 29th.  Policy makers from both Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage will present their views and answer questions on the copyright reform […]

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September 21, 2005 1 comment News