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October 22, 2012

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Elections Canada Issues Writs of Election for Calgary Centre (Alberta), Durham (Ontario) and Victoria (British Columbia)

Elections Canada has announced 3 by-elections.

November 30, 2011

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Protecting IT property rights not a short-term calling

I've been asked over the last decade how my activism will change once Canadian legislation that includes Paracopyright passes. Will my activism be finished, and will I admit "defeat" if a bill abrogates the government's responsibility to protect IT property rights?

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November 29, 2011

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» TPM provisions should be closely tied to copyright law as suggested in 1996 WIPO treaties

[The following article was first published in the Nov 21, 2001 issue of the Hill Times on page 13]

OTTAWA -- While Bill C-11 has the title of "An Act to amend the Copyright Act," it includes provisions that will impact our usage of modern technology far beyond activities related to copyright. This bill includes policy which fits within traditional copyright law, and parts that are often called Paracopyright which offer legal protection to specific uses of technology. While the copyright parts of the bill are important, it’s the implication of the Paracopyright provisions that are cause for alarm.

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