Post Tagged with: "Movie Camcording"

Quebec Movie Chain Sued Over “Abusive” Search

Cinema Guzzo, a leading Quebec movie chain, is being sued for a rough search of some of its patrons (Guzzo searches has been the subject of some online discussion here, here, and here).  La Presse reports that a Montreal woman is seeking $60,000 in damages for the way the theatre […]

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July 27, 2007 93 comments News

CBC on Counterfeit Culture

Several people have pointed to this CBC multimedia report on counterfeiting, that includes the dubious claim that 40% of pirated DVDs originate in Canada (double what the CMPDA told a House of Commons committee).

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July 24, 2007 2 comments News

Putting Canadian “Piracy” in Perspective – The Sources

Several people have written in response to the release of Putting Canadian "Piracy" in Perspective to ask for the data to support the claims made in the short film.  I admittedly should have provided that from the start, but, better late than never, here are links to the various source documents:

The film opens by referring to movie piracy legislation and two government committee reports (INDU and SECU).  It then follows with quotes from Graham Henderson of CRIA, U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins, and the U.S. Trade Representative.  The film lists a series of copyright reform demands, drawn from the CACN and other copyright groups calling for copyright reform.

The response begins by noting that Canada currently meets its international copyright obligations.  The lengthy list of other countries facing U.S. criticism on intellectual property is taken from the 2007 USTR Special 301 Report, while the claim on compliance with WIPO ratification, term extension, and anti-camcording law was based on research published this spring.

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July 15, 2007 1 comment News

Putting Canadian “Piracy” in Perspective

Over the past year, Canadians have faced a barrage of claims painting Canada as a "piracy haven."  This video – the second in my collaboration with Daniel Albahary – moves beyond the headlines to demonstrate how the claims do not tell the whole story. Update: Source documents for the film […]

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July 11, 2007 44 comments News

CMPDA Says Back Room Lobbying Key to Movie Piracy Bill

CMPDA President Doug Frith tells the Hollywood Reporter that back-room lobbying from the Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. (Wilson) and the U.S. Ambassador to Canada (Wilkins) was very helpful in getting Bill C-59 passed.

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July 5, 2007 1 comment News