Michael Geist Releases Book on Canadian Copyright

Michael Geist has released a book called “In the Public Interest”. It is a book on Canadian Copyright in today’s digital world. It talks about everything from Grokster to Bill C-60.

Note: This is an article I wrote that was published elsewhere first. It has been republished here for archival purposes

The book is available here. When you go to the website, you’ll notice a price tag of 50 Canadian dollars. However, it is released under a Creative Commons license and is free to download. The reason for also selling a paperback copy? The royalties are to go straight to Creative Commons.

The book talks about the patterns and pitfalls of Copyright in Canada, International Copyright Law, DRM hacking personal privacy, Anti-Circumvention legislation, copyright infringement, the changing landscape of libraries, photograph issues, and various future views of copyright. A majority of the book was actually not written by Michael Geist, but rather comprised of 19 essays from different copyright experts.

The 594 page text is in PDF format and available to users as long as they agree to the included terms.

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