My latest Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available hyperlinked version) brings together two Canadian copyright stories from last week that demonstrate the damage that can occur when copyright law goes awry. The first is well known: the very disturbing Harry Potter court order which barred Canadians from reading […]
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Of all the responses to the Harry Potter injunction, I think the most disappointing came from the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association. It surprisingly characterized the injunction as a “very, very small issue” and suggested that “civil libertarians were not tied up in knots about it.” It should be noted […]
The Potter Injunction – It Could Have Been Worse
While I thought I was done with the Harry Potter story, this afternoon a blog reader forwarded a copy of the actual Potter Order. The terms are the same as those posted on the Internet by Raincoast Books. However, the original is quite revealing since it also includes several provisions […]
The Harry Potter Injunction
Having spent much of the day discussing the Harry Potter case, I find myself becoming increasingly troubled by the scope of the injunction issued by the B.C. Supreme Court. The injunction represents more than just a remarkable misuse of copyright law. Quite simply, it is an attack on freedom. The […]