A recent court decision in the case involving corporations TekSavvy and Voltage Pictures is working towards shutting down copyright trolling in Canada and protecting alleged infringers from exploitation.
There's one update ready for our copyright laws. Should we install it? On Feb. 14, the Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11), was submitted to committee for review and amendments. The bill aims to update copyright laws last altered in 1997 and make breaking digital locks illegal.
Despite a comfortable position alongside a myriad of disturbing new laws, the government’s proposed Internet surveillance legislation, known publicly as lawful access, was conspicuously absent from the Conservative’s recent omnibus crime bill. This came as a welcome surprise to many, considering that the prime minister had pledged to pass the legislation within the first 100
In the wake of a proposed fee increase, universities across Canada have opted to leave contracts with once-popular copyright licenser Access Copyright, an organization that offers advance permission to copy a variety of works, including textbooks, newspapers and journals.
After a scare that Access Copyright fees would rise by 1,200 per cent, universities across the country can breathe a little easier.
Is the iPod tax just another packaged political phrase of 2010, or is it a real expense consumers may soon have to face?
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada is fighting changes to Access Copyright's licensing system.
Once again, Britain is host to a hacking debacle that has exposed the seamy side to a critical public policy issue. This time the topic is copyright.
Established in 2002, the Creative Commons licence system allows artists, both professional and amateur, to copyright their work with as many restrictions as they choose ”” including the ability to un-copyright works completely. According to their website, “Creative Commons provides free tools that lets authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with