Yesterday’s post on the Canada, the TPP and intellectual property raised a concern unrelated to the content of the piece. Since updating my site several years ago, I use a Creative Commons licensed or public domain image for virtually every post, celebrating the remarkable creativity of people and organizations from around the world who make their work freely available for anyone to use. In searching for an updated image on the TPP, I encountered a problem that has arisen with increased frequency. Several governments posted relevant images from the meetings in Vietnam and the Philippines, but the Canadian images featured restrictive terms and conditions in the form of an all-rights-reserved approach.
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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.
Bill Patry calls attention to a dispute between photographer David Wise and MP Betty Hinton. Hinton used one of Wise's photographers in a campaign newsletter in February. The photograph was posted on Flickr and licensed using a Creative Commons license. Wise says he would not have allowed Hinton to use […]
My weekly Law Bytes column (BBC version, homepage version) focuses on last week's OECD meeting on the future of the digital economy. The column notes that the discussion pointed to two competing approaches for the distribution of content in the Internet era, one based on DRM and the other on […]