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The Loss of Access Copyright Royalties and the Effect on Publishers: Sifting Fact from Fiction (Part 1)

On May 29, 2014 the Quill & Quire published an article with the sensational title “Why the loss of Access Copyright royalties could be devastating for educational publishers”. Julie Baldassi, the Q&Q staff reporter who wrote the article, advances the thesis and

Posted in Blog, Copyright, Copyright Collectives, Stationers

Canada’s Orphan Works Regime

On ordinary days, s. 77 of the Copyright, dealing with orphan works (or in the Act‘s terms “owners who cannot be located”), is probably one of those provisions that get very little attention. But as Howard Knopf reports, not only did Canada’s orphan

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The USTR’s Reverse Logic on Data Protection Trade Barriers

As Michael Geist reported yesterday, in its new annual report on foreign trade barriers, the US Trade Representative has identified certain Canadian regulations and policies restricting cross-border personal data flows as a new trade barrier. According to the USTR,

Posted in Blog, Privacy

The ALRC Report on Copyright and the Digital Economy (and me)

The Australian Law Reform Commission has finally published its long-awaited Report. This is an impressive and important report, and I am proud that I had some opportunity to contribute to it in a short submission that I made last summer. In

Posted in Blog, Copyright, Copyright Collectives

More competition for ebooks in Canada coming soon

The Competition Bureau announced today that it has signed a consent decree with the four major book publishers, which is expected to lower the price of ebooks in Canada. According to the Bureau’s media release, the agreement between the Bureau and Hachette Book

Posted in Antitrust / Competition Law, Blog, Copyright, My Research, Stationers

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