Post Tagged with: "Copyright Microsite – Canadian Copyright"

Who should own your wedding pictures?

Who should own your wedding pictures? In recent weeks, the federal government has moved aggressively on several policy fronts, including proposed new child pornography and hate speech legislation. While those initiatives have generated national headlines, a Senate bill that threatens Canadians' consumer rights and personal privacy is quietly but swiftly […]

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October 31, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Court decision foreshadows policy debate

Copyright ruling seeks a balance As Canadians gather on this Thanksgiving holiday, they might consider giving thanks to Canada's judiciary. This past year has been a monumental one for our judiciary with several courts exhibiting courage in addressing novel and challenging copyright issues.   The Supreme Court of Canada has […]

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October 10, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Mr. Minister, please protect the public interest

As the former CEO of Canfor Corp., Canada's largest softwood lumber producer, our new Industry Minister David Emerson developed a well-earned reputation for defending Canadian interests against those of the United States. Despite considerable political pressure, Emerson did not hesitate to file a $250 million arbitration claim against the U.S. […]

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September 5, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Low-tech case has high-tech impact

While the public's attention has been focused this month on the Canadian Recording Industry Association's lawsuit against 29 unnamed file sharers and the related issue of whether Internet service providers should be compelled to disclose the file sharers' identities, Canadian copyright law was hit recently with a decision of far […]

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March 21, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Contentious laws will mould technology

The world of technology law went out with a big bang in 2003. The last few weeks of the year witnessed headline-grabbing news — the prospect of lawsuits against individual music file sharers migrating to Canada, a Copyright Board of Canada decision that establishes a new levy on MP3 players […]

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January 4, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive