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January 1, 2011

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» The 2010 Dramatic Growth of Open Access

Heather Morrison, Doctoral Candidate at Simon Fraser University's School of Communication, has written an article describing the Dramatic Growth of Open Access in 2010.

With some Canadian post secondary schools questioning the value of blanket licensing from the legacy publishing industry offered by Access Copyright, 2011 may be a big year for Canadian growth in academic Open Access.

August 27, 2009

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Government imposition of specific business models on creators

My first draft of the op-ed for Georgia Straight was far too long, and included not only discussion of digital locks but also commentary about government imposing royalty-based business models. It also used Georgia Straight articles by Bill Henderson and Marian Hebb as illustrations. I'm including here that last part that needed to be cut out of the op-ed.

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May 20, 2009

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Vancouver mulls making itself an 'open city'

A CBC News article by Emily Chung writes about a motion before Vancouver city council discussing open standards, open data and open source.

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February 4, 2009

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Open-source politics breathe fresh air into the Big Smoke

A Globe and Mail article by Ivor Tossell feature's Toronto's Mark Surman and the Centre for Social Innovation.

September 19, 2008

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Reminder why the term "fair copyright" is subjective

For those who are running under the banner of "Fair Copyright for Canada", they should take a look at US bill HR6845: “Fair Copyright in Research Works Act”.

According to an email I just received from the Public Library of Science:

On September 11, 2008, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee (Rep. John Conyers, D-MI) introduced a bill that would effectively reverse the NIH Public Access Policy, as well as make it impossible for other federal agencies to put similar policies into place.

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