Day: February 11, 2010

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2010-02-11Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2010-02-11



  • Conference Board releases its report "Intellectual Property in the 21st Century" #
  • RT @bensheffner: No mandatory 'three strikes' or filtering in ACTA: Via Public Knowledge comes further confirmation … http://bit.ly/bhVUs4 #
  • TRO denied in dispute between developer and architectural firm http://viigo.im/2nWY #
  • Race Against Time For UK Digital Bill – Billboard Business News http://viigo.im/2nX3 #
  • Iran to Suspend Google's Gmail – Wall Street Journal http://viigo.im/2nX5 #
  • Norway court rejects industry bid to block The Pirate Bay http://viigo.im/2nYr #
  • Australian court in Telstra case rejects copyright protection for white and yellow pages based on IceTv ruling.

How can copyright reform best balance the rights of creators, intermediaries and users?How can copyright reform best balance the rights of creators, intermediaries and users?



Here is a digital version of the article published in the Februaryissueof the CBA National magazine. The following question was posed to  Prof. Geist and myself. My answer is set out below.

With a view to positioning Canada as a leader in the global digital economy, how can copyright reform best balance the rights of creators, intermediaries and users?

Copyright has become an emotional topic in Canada in which everyone has a stake. Authors’ livelihoods depend on it. Rights holders need clear, predictable, and fair rules that support creativity and innovation.