Post Tagged with: "tpm"

The DMCA is Anti-Competitive

So says the CATO Institute, a noted free market, limited government, U.S. think tank. I provided a Canadian perspective on the competitive effects of anti-circumvention legislation in my contribution to the In the Public Interest book. (Thanks Howard!).

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March 21, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Australian Parliamentary TPM Report Accepts User Concerns

Kim Weatherall provides a quick summary of what is an exceptionally important Australian parliamentary report on TPM provision implementation.  The report includes 37 recommendations with a long list of protections.  Kim points to coverage of region coding (specifically excluded as TPM), linking access controls to copyright, and exceptions when the […]

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March 1, 2006 2 comments News

Sony Settlement a Blueprint for Legislative Action

Following on my earlier posting, my Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version) advances my thoughts on how the Sony rootkit settlement could create the starting point for a model statute that protects against the misuse of TPMs. The column repeats my overview of the settlement including the […]

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January 2, 2006 3 comments Columns

Competing Visions of Tech Law in Canada

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version) continues its focus on the current election campaign, arguing that the political parties should present their vision for the future of the Internet in Canada. While it is tempting to introduce a long list of policy questions (as CIPPIC […]

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December 12, 2005 1 comment Columns

Mossberg on TPMs

Earlier this year I wrote a column on technological protection measures, arguing that we should be thinking about protection from TPMs, rather than protection for TPMs.  That view is echoed by several other professors in the In the Public Interest book, but has led to the responses from Graham Henderson […]

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October 20, 2005 Comments are Disabled News