Tag: Copyright

  • Who owns ideas?

    Recently CBC’s excellent Ideas program ran a documentary on copyright entitled Who own’s ideas?. The episode provides a really nice overview of the issues and even includes a bit of history which is too often ignored in this debate. Both a podcast and a direct MP3 download are available.

  • The pressure for copyright reform in Canada

    No One Likes a Bully: The IIPA and Canada An interesting description of where some of the pressure relating to Canada’s copyright reform is coming from.

  • Canadian copyright

    Anyone who pays attention to the current copyright debate has heard the claims that Canada is a hot bed for movie piracy. For a different perspective take a look at this video from Michael Geist and Daniel Albahary. Putting Canadian “Piracy” in Perspective

  • Free software/copyright conference at UWO

    On Monday April 9th and Tuesday April 10th Western Law is hosting a conference at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada called Knowledge Policy for the 21st Century. Speakers include: Richard Stallman founder of the Free Software Foundation. Stacie LeGrow from RedHat. Matt Norwood from the Software Freedom Law Center. Jason Schultz…

  • The copyright loby (more of the same)

    Just before the last federal election the world found out how cozy some federal politicians involved in copyright reform were with special interest groups. Despite the change of government, it appears little has changed. Oda and the Copyright Pledge CRIA’s Lobby Effort: The Untold Story Michael Geist deserves a lot of credit for not letting…

  • RedHat summit videos

    Red Hat has posted videos of the keynotes from the Red Hat summit in Nashville. So far, I have only watched two of the three videos. Both were excellent. Eben Moglen: Discusses the philosophical and political ideas behind free software. He argues that free software is about allowing individual creativity. If you don’t ‘get’ free…

  • Feds Face Digital Crossroads

    Feds Face Digital Crossroads by Charlie Angus, NDP Heritage Critic. Wow, a federal politician that understands the problems in copyright reform. Bonus link: Rocking in free world