Post Tagged with: "captain copyright"

Cancopy Law

The Canadian Association of University Teachers recently held a major conference on intellectual property issues.  I was delighted to provide the keynote address, which I titled Cancopy Law.  The talk criticized the current incarnations of “cancopy law” (which include CMEC’s Copyright Matters and Access Copyright’s Captain Copyright) and discussed the importance to education of adopting a progressive approach to copyright. A podcast of the talk is now available.

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November 9, 2006 Comments are Disabled ExtPodcasts, News

A Role Model for Captain Copyright

As Access Copyright reworks its Captain Copyright campaign, a reader notes that an ideal role model already exists.  The Learning Commons in South Africa offers Copyright, Copyleft, and Everything in Between.  The program, aimed at Grade 9 students, provides precisely the kind of balance that Access Copyright will have to […]

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August 23, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Captain Copyright Goes Offline

Earlier this week, I wrote that if Access Copyright was serious about relaunching the Captain Copyright site, that it would take the site offline while it is being reworked, drop the linking policy, and identify its advisory board that will be asked to ensure that the site is balanced.  Today, […]

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August 17, 2006 2 comments News

CLA on Captain Copyright

At its annual meeting in Ottawa earlier this month, the Canadian Library Association passed a resolution on Access Copyright's Captain Copyright.  The resolution is powerful rebuke from one of the groups that the Captain Copyright program presumably hoped to attract.  It criticizes the biased approach on copyright, the linking policy, […]

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June 27, 2006 1 comment News

Captain Copyright and the Case of the Critical Link

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) examines the linking issues associated with Captain Copyright. While the linking policy has gone through several edits, the column argues that it is doubtful that any version  is actually enforceable.  First, it is by no means certain that the terms […]

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June 13, 2006 9 comments Columns