Post Tagged with: "fair use"

Japan Planning Fair Use Provision

Add Japan to the list of countries moving toward expanding fair use.  The Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, led by the Prime Minister, has announced plans to introduce a fair use provision based on the U.S. model early next year.

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June 2, 2008 1 comment News

Swiftboating Fair Use

Bill Patry with a phenomenal posting on the attempts to chill fair use reform.

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April 6, 2008 1 comment News

Why Canada Needs More Flexible Fair Dealing

Several people have pointed to the excellent new report from the Center for Social Media on quoting copyrighted material in user-generated video.  The report provides another illustration of why Canada needs more flexible fair dealing since some of the fair uses would not be applicable here.  In other words, Canadians […]

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January 4, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

What Canada Can Learn From Israeli Copyright Reform

The University of Toronto's Ariel Katz has a brilliant posting on the recent Israeli copyright reform process which illustrates how copyright and innovation can be done right.

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December 9, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

Prentice’s Plan For a Decade-Long Delay of Consumer Copyright Concerns

If the introduction of a Canadian DMCA were not bad enough, sources now indicate that Industry Minister Jim Prentice plans to delay addressing the copyright concerns of individual Canadians for years.  Rather than including consumer concerns such as flexible fair dealing, time shifting, format shifting, parody, and the future of […]

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December 6, 2007 11 comments News