Archive for February, 2011

Canada: online piracy a problem hurting artists, creators and the economy

February 28th, 2011

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a report that spotlighted Internet and physical markets that exemplify key challenges in the global struggle against piracy and counterfeiting. Not surprisingly, Canada-based IsoHunt was identified as a major piracy site which “recently ranked among the top 300 websites in global traffic and among the top 600 in U.S. traffic.”

The report follows on the heels of last week’s submission by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) to the USTR recommending that Canada be maintained on the Special 301 Priority Watch List in 2011. The IIPA submission extensively analyzed the piracy and counterfeiting problems in Canada. The rational for its recommendation was summarized as follows:

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-02-28

February 28th, 2011

Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2011-02-27

February 27th, 2011

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-02-26

February 26th, 2011

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-02-25

February 25th, 2011

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-02-24

February 24th, 2011

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-02-23

February 23rd, 2011

Clearing Up the Copyright Confusion (Part II)

February 22nd, 2011

By Dan Glover

Last week, a dispute arose about the scope of the “fair dealing for the purpose of … education” language proposed in Bill C-32, an Act to Amend the Copyright Act. This dispute was captured in a February 16 blog by John Degen, in which he discussed a running battle with the writer Cory Doctorow about what the Copyright Act currently allows in respect of fair dealing, and what it would allow under the proposed regime. Doctorow’s views are contained here in a responding blog.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-02-22

February 22nd, 2011

Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2011-02-20

February 20th, 2011