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

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

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

Canada’s copyright conundrum — how to balance rights of creators and consumers

Canada's copyright stakeholders agree that our legislation is badly out of date and needs to be updated to reflect the modern, digital realities while striking a fair balance between the rights of creators

Published on: August 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canada in dire need of copyright law reform, says musicians’ group

Canada's government has opened the door for consultations on copyright reform and reignited the debate on digital locks or digital rights management (DRM) and whether it's ever okay to tamper with it. Digital

Published on: July 29th, 2009 Brian Jackson