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Supreme Court Shakes the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law

Supreme Court Shakes the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law | Legislation | Scoop.it
I have posted several pieces on the recent Supreme Court of Canada copyright decisions (an immediate overview, a piece on why Canada has shifted to fair use, an analysis of the inclusion of a technological neutrality principle, and a discussion on...
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CRTC Message to Broadcasters: Regulatory Games Coming to an End

CRTC Message to Broadcasters: Regulatory Games Coming to an End | Legislation | Scoop.it
Last week, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications
Commission announced
that it is terminating the Local Programming Improvement Fund
(LPIF).
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Access Copyright and AUCC Strike a Deal: What It Means for Innovation in Education

Access Copyright and AUCC Strike a Deal: What It Means for Innovation in Education | Legislation | Scoop.it
Access Copyright and the Association of Universities and Colleges of
Canada announced
an agreement yesterday on a model licence.
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Canada Joins International Open Government Partnership

Canada Joins International Open Government Partnership | Legislation | Scoop.it
Canada formally joined
the International Open Government Partnership yesterday with 12
commitments in an Action Plan that will be implemented over a three
year period.
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Public Safety Claims Telecom Ownership Liberalization a National Security Threat

Public Safety Claims Telecom Ownership Liberalization a National Security Threat | Legislation | Scoop.it
Fresh off Bill C-30, the Internet surveillance legislation, Public Safety Canada now says that opening the Canadian telecom market to foreign ownership "would pose a considerable risk to public safety and national security."...
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BillC-32Brief_Jan2010_CdnCouncillofArchives_EN.pdf

Brief from the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) to The Legislative Committee on Bill C-32 (CC32)

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Bland Over Bold: The Government's New Telecom and Spectrum Policy

Bland Over Bold: The Government's New Telecom and Spectrum Policy | Legislation | Scoop.it
Industry Minister Christian Paradis unveiled
the government's
plans for the next spectrum auction yesterday with a plan that hits
many of the right notes but remains too timid in places.
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Let’s Talk about the “Effect on the Market”: The Light Version

Let’s Talk about the “Effect on the Market”: The Light Version | Legislation | Scoop.it
Yesterday I wrote a rather lengthy post about the “Effect on the Market” in fair use and fair dealing analysis. With the lengthy comments on it, is has become even more interesting, but long. And serious. So here’s a lighter version.
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The Math Behind Copyright Math

The Math Behind Copyright Math | Legislation | Scoop.it
Rob Reid has posted further
details on the numbers behind his $8
Billion iPod TED Talk.
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CRTC To Consult On Expanding Public Access To Corporate Data

CRTC To Consult On Expanding Public Access To Corporate Data | Legislation | Scoop.it
The CRTC has announced
plans to hold a consultation on whether information provided by
incumbent companies on wholesale Internet access should be made
publicly available.
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CRTC Approves Canadian Broadcasting Participation Fund

CRTC Approves Canadian Broadcasting Participation Fund | Legislation | Scoop.it
The CRTC has approved
a proposal
to establish the Canadian Broadcasting Participation Fund.
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Canadian Hurt Locker Lawsuits Withdrawn

Canadian Hurt Locker Lawsuits Withdrawn | Legislation | Scoop.it
New records
indicate that the file sharing lawsuits in Quebec against individuals
downloading the Hurt Locker have been withdrawn.
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B.C. woman sues Facebook for using her photo - British Columbia - CBC News

B.C. woman sues Facebook for using her photo - British Columbia - CBC News | Legislation | Scoop.it
A Vancouver woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook for profiting from an advertisement that used her photo and profile information without her consent.
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How the Supreme Court of Canada Doubled Down on Users' Rights in Copyright

How the Supreme Court of Canada Doubled Down on Users' Rights in Copyright | Legislation | Scoop.it
I've posted several pieces on the recent Supreme Court of Canada copyright decisions, including an immediate overview, a piece on why Canada has shifted to fair use, an analysis of the inclusion of a technological neutrality principle, a discussion...
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Prime Minister's Privacy Policy Requires a Re-Write

Prime Minister's Privacy Policy Requires a Re-Write | Legislation | Scoop.it
As public concern over Internet privacy has grown in recent years,
one of the first responses is invariably to focus on the need for
improved disclosure through easily accessible website privacy
policies.
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Cutting Community Internet Access Program Highlights Absence of Digital Strategy

Cutting Community Internet Access Program Highlights Absence of Digital Strategy | Legislation | Scoop.it
The recent federal budget was a hefty 498 pages, but my weekly technology law column (Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) notes it still omitted disclosing the decision to eliminate funding for the Community Access Program, Canada's...
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Note to Publishers: Your Addiction to DRM is Killing You

Note to Publishers: Your Addiction to DRM is Killing You | Legislation | Scoop.it
Mathew Ingram posts
on why publishers' emphasis on DRM is hurting the industry, not
infringers. Meanwhile, the e-book price fixing lawsuits in the U.S.
appear to have migrated
to Canada.
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Australia High Court Sides With ISP in Landmark Copyright Case

Australia High Court Sides With ISP in Landmark Copyright Case | Legislation | Scoop.it
The Australian High Court has issued a landmark
ruling
that firmly sides with Internet providers over their liability and
responsibility for alleged infringement on their networks.
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Canadian Library Association Posts Its Technical Amendments to Bill C-11

Canadian Library Association Posts Its Technical Amendments to Bill C-11 | Legislation | Scoop.it
The Canadian Library Association has posted its proposed
technical amendments
to Bill C-11.
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Who Pays for Online Surveillance?: Police Recommended "Public Safety" Tax on Internet ...

Who Pays for Online Surveillance?: Police Recommended "Public Safety" Tax on Internet ... | Legislation | Scoop.it
One of the major unanswered questions about Bill C-30, the lawful access/online surveillance bill, is who will pay for the costs associated with responding to law enforcement demands for subscriber information ("look ups") and installation of...
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Bill C-11: The Amended Version

Bill C-11: The Amended Version | Legislation | Scoop.it

The new amended version of Bill C-11 has been posted along with the Bill C-11
legislative committee report.

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Does Bill C-11 Create Barriers to Network PVRs and Cloud Services in Canada?

Does Bill C-11 Create Barriers to Network PVRs and Cloud Services in Canada? | Legislation | Scoop.it
Bill C-11 has passed the
committee stage last week
and now seems slated to become law before the summer.
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Creative Commons Canada Re-Launches

Creative Commons Canada Re-Launches | Legislation | Scoop.it
Athabasca University, BCcampus, and the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian
Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic at the University of Ottawa
have joined together to re-launch
Creative Commons Canada.
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CRTC Stands By New Disclosure Requirement on Software Installs Over Objections From ESAC, RIM

CRTC Stands By New Disclosure Requirement on Software Installs Over Objections From ESAC, RIM | Legislation | Scoop.it
The CRTC has finalized
its anti-spam regulations,
retaining some notable new disclosure requirements for some software
installations.
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Libraries Boycott Random House Over E-Book Pricing

Libraries Boycott Random House Over E-Book Pricing | Legislation | Scoop.it
Libraries on Nova Scotia's South Shore are boycotting
Random House, one of the world's largest book publishers, due to its
e-book pricing demands. The publisher is charging as much as three
times as much for downloadable book as for a print version.
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