One of the many things we are tracking here at ZeroPaid is the developments of the Canadian copyright reform legislation. So, we decided to talk to Michael Geist, one of the leading experts of copyright, the internet and digital rights in Canada.
We are currently in the process of interviewing Russell McOrmond, a well known observer of Canadian copyright and policy consultant. You can read part 1 here.
It seems that the copyright debate is heating up more recently between Barry Sookman and someone from WIPO and several bloggers and experts on the subject of copyright.
A treaty is currently being discussed within WIPO that would allow those with disabilities to have better access to copyrighted material. Apparently, the only thing the entertainment industry sees when it comes to the disabled having access to copyrighted material is the dismantling of copyright.
If you want one of the most confusing messages you can find in the Canadian copyright debate, this may be it. After calling on the government to immediately reform copyright, ratify WIPO and pour resources into “combat[ing]” the “scourge” of piracy and after the news hit a number of major news sources including ZeroPaid, the […]
There’s a recent development that solidifies some people’s point of view that the top two parties in Canada have not, in practise, defended users rights and instead simply let the copyright industry dictate what copyright reforms need to happen. In a response to sub-committee recommendations, the Liberal Party wants to “combat the scourge and considerable […]
Oh the things that sound good on paper…
There is generally little coverage over what is going on in India with regards to digital rights in North American news outlets.
Bill Patry from Google has an interesting post regarding the tension between the country and the International Intellectual Property Association over not implementing the WIPO treaties.
In part 1 of this three part interview, ZeroPaid and Russell McOrmond discussed a number of issues including privacy, network neutrality and Michael Geist.