22 avril 2019

Copyrights and copywrongs: reforming educational film rights

The ConversationThe report, Copyright and the Digital Economy, has received hundreds of submissions since June last year. It will make general recommendations for amendments to the Copyright Act on numerous areas in print, sound and film. More...

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21 avril 2019

Why universities can’t be expected to police copyright infringement

The ConversationAs the new school year approaches, Canadian universities are grappling with the Federal Court of Canada’s recent copyright decision against York University. More...

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09 avril 2019

Overkill on Copyright Law

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Overkill on Copyright Law
This editorial is typical of the reams of criticism piled on recent legislation passed in the United States, Attached as a little-noticed rider to a bill allowing families to filter offensive content, the new measure imposes harsh penalties on people copying and distributing movies. More...

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08 avril 2019

EU Copyright Directive: EUA cautious about adopted agreement

The EUA position ahead of a final agreement (February 2019) urged negotiators to further strengthen exemptions for education, research and cultural heritage institutions across the entire Directive. As such, EUA welcomes that the text and data mining exemption for research purposes was made mandatory, while not-for-profit educational and scientific repositories have been excluded from the definition of “online content sharing service providers”. More...

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04 avril 2019

The Upcoming Copyright Clash

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Upcoming Copyright Clash
Survey article (PDF) describing the issues and the factions surrounding the coming debate on copyright reform in Canada. This one call-out puts the debate into a nutshell: "Copyright extension effectively constitutes a massive transfer of wealth from the public to a select group of copyright holders such as Disney." The question, from where I sit, is: will the interests of the Canadian public at large be able to withstand the rather substantial lobbying power that companies like Disney hold over our politicians. More...

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27 mars 2019

Government Statement on Proposals for Copyright Reform

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Government Statement on Proposals for Copyright Reform
Two Canadian departments, Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage, have issued an important joint statement on legislation to be proposed covering copyright and file sharing in Canada. The document addresses short term concerns (with longer term items being subject to a consultation process). More...

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13 mars 2019

The Access Copyright Interim Tariff Opt-Out List

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Access Copyright Interim Tariff Opt-Out List
Michael Geist, Weblog, July 30, 2011.
Here's an update to last weeks post on Canadian universities withdrawing from Access Copyright. Based on this list, I would say that that the demand for substantially increased rates may result in the organization's demise. A good object lesson. More...

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11 mars 2019

The Hole in Our Collective Memory: How Copyright Made Mid-Century Books Vanish

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Hole in Our Collective Memory: How Copyright Made Mid-Century Books Vanish
Rebecca J. Rosen, The Atlantic, July 31, 2013
Data reinforcing what we all suspected was true: "Copyright correlates significantly with the disappearance of works rather than with their availability," Heald writes. More...

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01 mars 2019

A Little More on DRM

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Little More on DRM
A recent paper from the Cato Institute has drawn the ire of copyright activists as it insists that while governments should continue to protect the "property rights" of copyright holders, market solutions should be allowed to define the integration of digital rights management (DRM) with peer to peer (P2P) file sharing technologies. More...

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SLU Tries to Flush Out Naysayers With Copyright Suit

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. SLU Tries to Flush Out Naysayers With Copyright Suit
Here we have a case of a very minor - and possibly legal - use of copyright material being used as a means of identifying not an illegal file sharer but rather a sharp critic of St. Lawrence University (SLU). More...

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