Day: September 24, 2012

Even more on Access Copyright and the Supreme Court: eviscerated or not?Even more on Access Copyright and the Supreme Court: eviscerated or not?



My mother warned me to be suspicious when people give gratuitous compliments. So, I read with some suspicion the recent blog post by Ariel Katz, who responded to my post Did the Supreme Court eviscerate Access Copyright’s business model? A reply to Michael Geist, generously calling me a “well experienced lawyer” and a “smart well-trained lawyer”.[[1]]

In that post I argued that Michael Geist’s claim that the Supreme Court’s decision eviscerated Access Copyright’s business model did not stand up to scrutiny.

Canada a country in copyright transition says US Congressional anti-piracy caucusCanada a country in copyright transition says US Congressional anti-piracy caucus



Last week, The US Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus published its 2012 International Anti-Piracy Caucus Country Watch List. Canada, which had previously been on the watch list, has now been reclassified along with Spain as a country “in transition”. According to the report, “Both Canada and Spain have taken positive steps towards putting in place a stronger legal framework for the protection of copyright, and as such we have included them this year as countries in transition to acknowledge the progress made, while urging both to follow through strongly on their commitments.”

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-09-24Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-09-24



  • Fisheries Canada asked Google to sink recording of internal coast guard meeting http://t.co/1bz8aQW7 #
  • New post: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-09-23 http://t.co/pEi8ICG3 #
  • New post: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2012-09-23 http://t.co/g4wIZQvf #
  • Ontario Information Privacy Commissioner blesses cross-border outsourcing of province's hunting and fishing license system… #
  • New paper on ISP liability: how to reconcile US and EU approaches? http://t.co/mtGtIvRA #
  • Microsoft launches Google-is-evil campaign targeted at Safari users http://t.co/OmYIYTsP #
  • Cloud computing compliance an issue at banks http://t.co/30JQtJ0a