Canadian copyright bill digitally locked and loaded

By Nestor E. Arellano  The most recent iteration of the Canadian copyright reform bill which the government tabled yesterday is being praised by many for balancing the interests of copyright holders and consumers

Published on: September 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Digital locks, iPod levy are Copyright bill contentions

Content creators and copyright owners are hoping to change the Copyright Modernization Act to be more to their liking as it goes to a parliamentary committee.Bill C-32 passed second reading in the House

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Brian Jackson

ISPs would be ineffective, privacy-invasive copyright enforcers

Do you want the company maintaining your connection to the Internet to keep tabs on the content you’re browsing? A group of software vendors thinks that’s a good idea. The Autumnal Equinox is upon us

Published on: September 20th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Pirate Party of Canada seeks new captain

The Pirate Party of Canada (PPCA) is set to conduct its first leadership elections Aug. 19 in what one candidate describes as a sink or sail moment for the federal party. Despite its

Published on: July 29th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Clement, Moore play good cop, bad cop on copyright debate

The copyright reform debate has been controversial since Conservative MPs James Moore and Tony Clement launched last summer’s copyright consultations process. It’s often depicted as a divisive issue, pitting copyright owners and industry

Published on: June 25th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Moore calls copyright critics ‘radical extremists’

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore slammed critics of his copyright reform bill on Tuesday, calling them “radical extremists” who are trying to “drum up fear” about the proposed bill. Moore was speaking in

Published on: June 25th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Digital locks trump user rights in new copyright bill

Canada’s Conservative government introduced a long-awaited bill to update the Copyright Act and bring it in line with modern technology yesterday.Bill C-32 follows two previously failed attempts to introduce reforms to the Copyright

Published on: June 3rd, 2010 Brian Jackson