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Canadian Recording Industry Faces $60 Billion Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Michael Geist – Canadian Recording Industry Faces $60 Billion Copyright Infringement Lawsuit.  It’s a good thing the Recording Industry shut down Napster to protect the artists, right?  Otherwise people would have been listening to the songs and no money would … Continue reading

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Lord Kames Explains Why Copyright Is Not Property… In 1773 | Techdirt

Lord Kames Explains Why Copyright Is Not Property… In 1773 | Techdirt.  I love reading historical arguments on present subjects of contention.  Almost every time, the arguments read as though they could have been written last week (and it’s likely … Continue reading

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Copyright Consultations Submission

I have submitted my answers to the five questions posed in the Copyright Consultations. 1.      How do Canada’s copyright laws affect you? How should existing laws be modernized? Canada’s copyright laws affect me because I enjoy many forms of media … Continue reading

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Neuros open set-top box

One of these days I want to get a DVR.  There aren’t a lot of shows I want to watch on TV and when I’m in the mood for watching TV they’re not on.  From what I’ve seen, Neuros‘ DVRs … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Tragedy of the Commons

In The Myth of the Tragedy of the Commons Ian Angus argues convincingly that there is no tradgedy of the commons.  I din’t like that he led of with an ad hominem attack on the author of the Tradgedy of … Continue reading

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Response to Bill C-61 Letter

I received a response to my email about bill C-61. I am posting the response and my response to it. July 3, 2008 Joel Tone Box 673 St. Pierre, MB R0A 1V0 Dear Joel Tone: The Government recently introduced a … Continue reading

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Bill C-61

If you’re Canadian, please write a letter to your MP and Minister Jim Prentice about Bill C-61. If you want to do it quickly Canadian Coalition for Electronic Rights has set up a quick way to write in. Copyright needs … Continue reading

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Made-in-America copyright law

I find the current copyright law legislation that the government has tabled to be absolutely depressing. I’ve written to my MP and the ministers responsible for submitting this. I found that this editorial,Editorial: Made-in-America copyright law, gives a good overview … Continue reading

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MLB rips off fans who bought DRM videos

MLB rips off fans who bought DRM videos is exactly why I won’t buy things with DRM on them.

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Cash Creating Guide for World of Warcraft Review

This weekend I broke down and bought the Cash Creating Guide for World of Warcraft in the hope of picking up some extra gold. I have read it through and here is my review. Summary If you’re new to making … Continue reading

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WoW Forums -> While you’re in the Outlands….

While you’re in the Outlands…. While you’re in the Outlands….think about who you’re neglecting! {You have entered 60 Bosses Chat} {BaronRivendare has come online} {Gandling}: what’s up. {BaronRivendare}: hey. {Gandling} : what you doin {BaronRivendare} : nothin just ridin my … Continue reading

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Copyright: How Long Should It Be? – Jim Baen’s Universe

Copyright: How Long Should It Be? – Jim Baen’s Universe is a very interesting article on how long copyright should run. I especially like the way Eric Flint concluded his column. It kind of reminds me of something…. By the … Continue reading

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Discussion on Copyright with an Author

I posted a question on the duration of copyright on S.L. Veihl’s site. She seems to believe that copyright should be perpetual. I have a real problem with that. It may be because I’m not a writer, but I believe … Continue reading

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Fair election results would tell a different story | Digital Copyright Canada

Fair election results would tell a different story . I’ve often thought about this kind of thing. The trouble is that I’m not sure how elections should be structured to be more representative.

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The People Who Owned the Bible – a story

The People Who Owned the Bible is an interesting story about what happens when copy right keeps being extended ad infinitum. I can understand why copyright exists. I can see the argument for a reasonable length of copyright (maybe 20 … Continue reading

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Ethics and links

I ran across this old post of mine from a previous blog. Tim O’Reilly has some lessons he’s learned from book publishing and how they might apply to the current furor over music and movie piracy. Lesson 1: Obscurity is … Continue reading

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