Day: April 25, 2011

C-32 and the BlackBerry PlayBook: A reply to Michael GeistC-32 and the BlackBerry PlayBook: A reply to Michael Geist



Michael Geist’s recent blog post “The PlayBook Tax: Why the Conservative’s Copyright Plans Create a Hidden Cost for RIM’s PlayBook” makes the claim that “the Conservative plan for copyright reform (as found in Bill C-32) establishes a significant barrier that could force many consumers to pay hundreds in additional costs in order to switch their content from existing devices” to RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook. He calls this a “PlayBook tax” and claims switching costs apply to “any digital content with a digital lock”.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-04-25Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-04-25