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“Why I Signed ACTA”

Slovenia’s Ambassador to Japan offers a full explanation for why she signed ACTA: I signed ACTA out of civic carelessness, because I did not pay enough attention. Quite simply, I did not clearly connect the agreement I had been instructed to sign with the agreement that, according to my own […]

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February 3, 2012 1 comment News

European Opposition to ACTA Continues to Mount

European opposition to ACTA continues to mount with Poland’s culture minister admitting that it may not be approved by the Polish parliament and the Slovenian ambassador to Japan apologizing for signing ACTA last week.

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February 1, 2012 1 comment News

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 20: TPMs – No Exception for Teaching

The "copyright balance" is a challenge that every country faces, yet the choices that each makes says a lot about which concerns are prioritized.  Bill C-61 says virtually nothing about the prospect that teachers may find themselves locked out of materials that they need for the classroom, a position that sends an unfortunate signal about where education ranks as a governmental priority.  The impact of anti-circumvention legislation has attracted significant criticism from some teachers groups, including the Canadian Association of University Teachers (Executive Director Jim Turk noted that "in prohibiting all circumvention, the proposed legislation will lock down a vast amount of digital material, preventing its use for research, education and innovation") and the Film Studies Association of Canada.

Other countries have pursued a different approach with respect to teaching and anti-circumvention legislation. 

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July 18, 2008 9 comments News