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March 2, 2012

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom)

While not related to Copyright, I wanted to mention bill C-304 which I have been following.

Among other things, it repeals section 13 of of the Canadian Human Rights Act, something I am strongly in favor of.

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October 22, 2011

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» The linking between defamation and copyright

The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled in favor of Newton in the Crookes v. Newton, declaring that this specific use of linking to allegedly defamatory material did not constitute publishing. A number of people have suggested this has links to policy discussions in copyright where sites like ISOHunt that allegedly "just link" to content should be equally immune (See article by Jesse Brown as an example).

I think this requires more than a cursory look at both what the Supreme Court said and the policy being proposed to be added within C-11.

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December 3, 2010

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Full Interview: Can a hyperlink be libellous?

CBC's Spark has a full interview with David Fewer on the Crookes v. Netwon case. If you agree this case is important, please donate to the defence fund.

October 27, 2008

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» p2pnet wins landmark ‘linking’ defamation case

Congrats for how well the case has gone thus far. You can read more details on p2pnet.