The Canadian government has convinced a German ISP to shut down two environmental parody sites that were developed by the "Yes Men" and garnered considerable attention during the Copenhagen climate conference. The ISP complied with the request without seeking a court order first and in the process blocked an additional […]
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David Akin has unearthed a revealing memorandum from last spring that states the government's view on the protection of parody and satire under Canadian copyright law as well as highlighting one of the issues raised at the highest levels of the government before the introduction of Bill C-61. On the […]
Howard Knopf has a pair of interesting posts (1, 2) on the absence of explicit legal protection for parody under Canadian copyright law in light of a recent case involving Canwest (case here, report on the case here).
The Government of New Zealand has introduced legislation to amend the photographer commissioner rule (similar reforms were proposed in C-61). It has also launched a consultation on establishing a fair dealing exception for parody and satire, two exceptions that remain unaddressed in Canada.