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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Canadian Hurt Locker Lawsuits Withdrawn

Canadian Hurt Locker Lawsuits Withdrawn | Legislation | Scoop.it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downloading the Hurt Locker have been withdrawn.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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F.T.C. Finds Privacy Problems With Apps for Children

F.T.C. Finds Privacy Problems With Apps for Children | Legislation | Scoop.it
The Federal Trade Commission issued a report saying that makers of mobile applications aimed at children are not clear about their handling of privacy issues and the data their apps collect.
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Bill C-11 and the Hazards of Digital Lock Provisions

Bill C-11 and the Hazards of Digital Lock Provisions | Legislation | Scoop.it
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a pair of excellent posts on
Bill C-11 and the dangers of the digital lock rules. The first focuses specifically
on digital lock rules and the second on
U.S. pressure on Canadian copyright reform.
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EU Court of Justice Rules Out Private and Automatic Censorship (and Lessons for UofT)

EU Court of Justice Rules Out Private and Automatic Censorship (and Lessons for UofT) | Legislation | Scoop.it
The European Court of Justice rendered another decision today protecting users’ online freedoms.  The decision in SABAM v. Netlog arises out of a dispute between a Belgian copyright collective and an operator of a social network.
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Canadian Privacy Law Blog: The hidden gag order in Bill C-30 (aka the lawful access bill)

Canadian Privacy Law Blog: The hidden gag order in Bill C-30 (aka the lawful access bill) | Legislation | Scoop.it
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Crystal Ball Gazing at the Year Ahead in Tech Law and Policy

Crystal Ball Gazing at the Year Ahead in Tech Law and Policy | Legislation | Scoop.it

Technology law and policy is notoriously unpredictable but 2012 promises to be a busy year. My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) offers some guesses for the coming months.

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No Crown Immunity: Copyright Board

No Crown Immunity: Copyright Board | Legislation | Scoop.it
  The Copyright Board issued last week the following short decision, holding that there is no Crown Immunity in copyright: [1] Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and the...
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Are Canada's Digital Laws Unconstitutional?

Are Canada's Digital Laws Unconstitutional? | Legislation | Scoop.it
One of the first Canadian digital-era laws was the Uniform Electronic
Commerce Act, a model law created by the Uniform Law Conference of
Canada in the late 1990s.
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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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Did SOPA Foes Throw Baby Out with Bathwater?

Did SOPA Foes Throw Baby Out with Bathwater? | Legislation | Scoop.it
Stampeded?
Did opponents of SOPA throw the baby out with the bathwater? Cary H. Sherman, CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, says yes in a recent New York Times op-ed piece.
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Copyright Cheats Face the Music in France

Copyright Cheats Face the Music in France | Legislation | Scoop.it
The appeal of piracy has waned since the so-called three-strikes law, hailed by the music and movie industries and hated by advocates of an open Internet, went into effect two years ago.
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Members of UK Parliament Recommend Censoring Online Extremism

Members of UK Parliament Recommend Censoring Online Extremism | Legislation | Scoop.it
In a report published last week, members of the United Kingdom Parliament concluded that the Internet plays a major role in the radicalization of terrorists and called on the government to pressure Internet Service Providers in Britain and abroad...
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Bill C-11 Committee Sets Witness List

Bill C-11 Committee Sets Witness List | Legislation | Scoop.it
The Bill C-11 Committee has set the witness
list for hearings that run until mid-March.
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Bill C-30's "Voluntary" Warrantless Disclosure Provision

Bill C-30's "Voluntary" Warrantless Disclosure Provision | Legislation | Scoop.it
The debate over Bill C-30, the online surveillance bill, has thus far
focused on the mandatory
disclosure of subscriber information,
including name, address, email address, and IP address.
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Copyright Holders Receive 'Not One Cent' In 11 Years

Copyright Holders Receive 'Not One Cent' In 11 Years | Legislation | Scoop.it

The Bahamas Tribune reports that the Copyright Royalty Tribunal, established 11 years ago, has never paid anything to copyright holders.

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Supreme Court of Canada on the Importance of the Public Domain

Supreme Court of Canada on the Importance of the Public Domain | Legislation | Scoop.it

With the recent attention on the term of copyright in Canada, Meera Nair reminds
readers about recent Supreme Court of Canada comments on the importance of the public domain.

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