Last week I received a deeply troubling email from the Frontier School Division, which serves thirty-five communities and forty-one schools in remote/northern Manitoba. The school division wrote to the National Gallery of Canada last October requesting a copy of a photograph taken in 1850 of a then-young artist named Paul […]
Fair Dealing by Giulia Forsythe (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) https://flic.kr/p/dRkXwP
While some people may be taking a breather with the arrival of summer, commentary on Bill C-60 continues to trickle in. The latest comes from Brian Bowman, a lawyer in Winnipeg who writes a regular column for the Winnipeg Free Press. The paper features Copyright Changes Both Right and Wrong […]
As I watch with admiration at the many sites that have added podcasts to their mix, I have been hoping to do the same. That may happen some time in the future, but in the meantime, I was recently interviewed for the Electric Sky podcast, a local Ottawa podcast site. We discussed Canadian copyright issues including some of the recent legislative proposals. I think I sound a bit subdued, but it was a fun experience and it is great to see the budding enthusiasm for these new forms of expression.
The Globe and Mail ran yet another copyright masthead editorial today, A Line on File Sharing (reg. required), which predictably supported the U.S. Supreme Court's Grokster decision. Given its two other recent copyright editorials which virtually parroted the recording industry's position on copyright, it comes as little surprise to find […]