Post Tagged with: "fair dealing"

The CAB on Using Your VCR or PVR

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, in a submission to the CRTC, states: in Canada, consumers who record TV shows for later viewing, whether on a VCR, in-home PVR or, potentially, through an NPVR, are infringing copyright. For this reason, Canadian BDUs are actively seeking an amendment to the Copyright Act […]

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May 13, 2008 6 comments News

Fair Dealing and Media Use of Flickr Photos

The Torontoist covers a recent decision by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council on CityNews' use of photos from Flickr in a news report without attribution.  City argued that the use was covered by the news reporting provisions in fair dealing.  The CBSC disagreed, noting that the statute requires attribution.

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May 13, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Federation of Students on Copyright Reform

The Canadian Federation of Students, representing a half million students from coast to coast, just released its position paper on copyright reform. The CFS position includes support for a more flexible fair dealing provision, rejection of the AUCC/CMEC educational exemption, calling for balanced TPM measures, implementation of a notice-and-notice approach, […]

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April 28, 2008 3 comments News

Industry Committee on Canada’s Science and Technology Strategy

The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has commenced the hearings on Canada's science and technology policy.  There are a handful of submissions online including CIPPIC, Tracey Lauriault, Russell McOrmand, the BCLA, and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.  My submission is posted below:

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April 23, 2008 2 comments Committees, News
Developing Canada’s Intellectual Property Agenda

Developing Canada’s Intellectual Property Agenda

Together with my colleague Jeremy deBeer, I recently contributed an essay titled Developing Canada’s Intellectual Property Agenda to the annual Canada Among Nations (2007).  Our article, which is available online in PDF or via SSRN, argues that Canada should lead by example on intellectual property by adopting flexible, balanced policies […]

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April 16, 2008 Comments are Disabled Chapters, News