Tag Archives: Fair Use

Tag Archives: Fair Use

Michael Geist – The Canadian DMCA: A Betrayal

Michael Geist – The Canadian DMCA: A Betrayal Brlliant
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ArsTechnica examines "Made-In-Canada DMCA"

Ars Technica reviews the new Canadian Copyright Act (Bill C-61) and comes back with a distressing, albeit not entirely surprising analysis. The review can be found here What’s great about the review is that although it most definitely has a point-of-view (e.g. “…those pesky details… make even the “consumer-friendly” parts of the bill a bit […]
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The Revolution Will Be Home-Brewed.

I have a modded XBOX hooked up to my TV. In addition to playing XBOX games, it has a few custom applications courtesy of a few hundred amateur developers. These non-standard features include a dashboard that shows me current and forecast weather conditions. It’s connected to my network, allowing me to play rips of my […]
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Canadian Copyright, From The Horse's… Pen.

h/t to Michael Geist – GREAT op-ed essay on Canadian copyright reform in today’s Globe and Mail entitled Who Needs Copyright, Anyway?. Rather than being written by a member of the government, or a lawyer, or even a professor (sorry Dr. Geist), it’s written by John Degen, head of PWAC – the Professional Writers Association […]
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Ars Book Review: "The Pirate's Dilemma"

Referring back to my post about the merits of piracy ArsTechnica is running a book review on former UK Pirate DJ Matthew Mason’s The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism. Mason argues, among other things that the US was largely founded on piracy, and not just of the Hollywood variety: “During the nineteenth […]
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Copyright Rumours Swirling Again

h/t to David Canton via Twitter… Michael Geist is indicating that the Canadian copyright reform measures that the Conservative government has been advancing is again in play. There are many points at issue here, including: A lack of transparency in the legal process that has the appearance of cronyism and capitulation to special interest (including […]
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Orson Scott Card blasts J.K. Rowling's Lawsuit

Oh Orson Scott, you’re such a… er… Card. Seriously tho, this is an interesting, if somewhat sideways take on the fair-use copyright troubles plaguing new media. Card lays out (something like tongue-in-cheek) some of the similarities between the story in Ender’s Game and in the Potter series: “A young kid growing up in an oppressive […]
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