Category: Three Strikes

Some observations on Bill C-11: The Copyright Modernization ActSome observations on Bill C-11: The Copyright Modernization Act



Last Thursday the Government of Canada introduced into the House of Commons Bill C-11, an Act to Amend the Copyright Act. In a press release describing the Bill, Heritage Minister James Moore and Industry Minister Christian Paradis, stated that the Bill will ensure that Canada’s copyright laws “are modern, flexible, ...

UK moving ahead with graduated response after Hargreaves Review of IPUK moving ahead with graduated response after Hargreaves Review of IP



Last week, the UK government confirmed its intention to implement the graduated response process set out in the UK Digital Economy Act 2010 (DEA). Several documents released along with the response to Professor Hargreaves’ Review of Intellectual Property and Growth summarized the UK process and compared it with the graduated ...

UK proposals to modernize UK Copyright Act releasedUK proposals to modernize UK Copyright Act released



The UK Government outlined plans earlier today to support economic growth by modernising the UK’s intellectual property laws. The Government accepted a number of recommendations made by Professor Ian Hargreaves in his report, Digital Opportunity: A review of intellectual property and growth in its response to Professor Hargreaves’ Review of Intellectual ...

UN report on internet disconnection flawed and contrary to jurisprudenceUN report on internet disconnection flawed and contrary to jurisprudence



Recently, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom  of opinion and expression released a controversial report in which he stated he was “alarmed by proposals to disconnect users from Internet  access if they violate intellectual property rights.… ...

YouTube adopts “copyright school” to stop copyright infringementYouTube adopts “copyright school” to stop copyright infringement



YouTube has changed its copyright policy.  YouTube already has a policy that involves suspending accounts of YouTube users who have three copyright strikes. Now, if YouTube receives a notification that a user’s video is infringing the user will be required to go to  “YouTube Copyright School”.  … ...

New Zealand passes law to reduce online file sharingNew Zealand passes law to reduce online file sharing



New Zealand just enacted legislation that puts in place a three-notice regime to deter illegal file sharing. The three-notice regime involves ISPs sending warning notices to their customers informing them they may have infringed copyright. The legislation extends the jurisdiction of the NZ Copyright Tribunal to provide an efficient, low-cost process ...

iiNet court backs reasonableness of graduated response to stop illegal file sharingiiNet court backs reasonableness of graduated response to stop illegal file sharing



Last week the Australian Full Court released its decision in the landmark case Roadshow Films Pty Limited v iiNet Limited, [2011] FCAFC 23. The Australian appeals court by majority dismissed the appeal from the decision of the primary judge who had held that iiNet, an ISP in Australia that had ...

EMI Records v UPC – the case for legislative solutions to illegal file sharingEMI Records v UPC – the case for legislative solutions to illegal file sharing



Earlier today, the Irish High Court released its decision on whether it would grant an injunction against an ISP (in this case UPC) requiring it to implement a graduated response solution to reduce unauthorized file sharing of music. After reviewing a large amount of evidence and hearing from experts, the ...