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Frith Leaves CMPDA

Variety reports that Douglas Frith, the head of the CMPDA, will be leaving at the end of the month.  Wendy Noss takes over as the new director of the association.

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January 21, 2008 1 comment News

Variety on Canadian Heritage Conflicts

Variety has published an article on the Canadian Heritage Copyright Policy branch conflict issue (joining the Globe, which posted on the issue yesterday) that features two surprising comments.  First, Canadian Heritage is clearly no closer to providing "full and frank" disclosure about who knew what and when.  According to a […]

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September 27, 2007 3 comments News

Putting Canadian “Piracy” in Perspective – The Sources

Several people have written in response to the release of Putting Canadian "Piracy" in Perspective to ask for the data to support the claims made in the short film.  I admittedly should have provided that from the start, but, better late than never, here are links to the various source documents:

The film opens by referring to movie piracy legislation and two government committee reports (INDU and SECU).  It then follows with quotes from Graham Henderson of CRIA, U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins, and the U.S. Trade Representative.  The film lists a series of copyright reform demands, drawn from the CACN and other copyright groups calling for copyright reform.

The response begins by noting that Canada currently meets its international copyright obligations.  The lengthy list of other countries facing U.S. criticism on intellectual property is taken from the 2007 USTR Special 301 Report, while the claim on compliance with WIPO ratification, term extension, and anti-camcording law was based on research published this spring.

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July 15, 2007 1 comment News

Putting Canadian “Piracy” in Perspective

Over the past year, Canadians have faced a barrage of claims painting Canada as a "piracy haven."  This video – the second in my collaboration with Daniel Albahary – moves beyond the headlines to demonstrate how the claims do not tell the whole story. Update: Source documents for the film […]

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July 11, 2007 44 comments News

CMPDA Says Back Room Lobbying Key to Movie Piracy Bill

CMPDA President Doug Frith tells the Hollywood Reporter that back-room lobbying from the Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. (Wilson) and the U.S. Ambassador to Canada (Wilkins) was very helpful in getting Bill C-59 passed.

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July 5, 2007 1 comment News