Post Tagged with: "Crown Copyright"

Open Government: My Appearance Before the Standing Committee on Ethics, Accountability & Privacy

Last week I had the opportunity to appear before the Standing Committee on Ethics, Accountability & Privacy to discuss open government. My comments – and many of the questions that followed – focused on crown copyright and access to information.  The committee hearing stream can be found here.  My opening statement is posted below.

Appearance before the Standing Committee on Ethics, Accountability & Privacy
December 9, 2010

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December 13, 2010 8 comments Committees, News

Bloc MP St-Cyr and Crown Copyright

The Public Domain blog takes issue with a recent off-hand comment from Bloc MP Thierry St-Cyr, who suggested that there is no copyright in comments made during Question Period debate. The reality is the opposite – the government asserts crown copyright in the House of Commons official record, Hansard.

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April 1, 2010 2 comments Must Reads

Auditor General Wields Crown Copyright To Demand Takedown

Crown copyright concerns were raised repeatedly during this summer's copyright consultation as many groups expressed the view that government works should be treated as public domain.  The issue generated some surprise from Industry Minister Tony Clement, who asked for examples about why crown copyright was a problem.  This morning, the […]

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November 5, 2009 12 comments News

How Crown Copyright Hurts Canadians

VisibleGovernment has a post on crown copyright and why it needs reform.

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September 12, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Crowdsourcing a Copyright Submission on Crown Copyright

Visible Government has launched a crowdsourcing initiative to draft a copyright consultation submission on crown copyright.

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September 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads