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Troll Alert: Dovden Investments / ArrivalStar

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced yesterday that it “has throttled a notorious patent used to wrongfully demand payment from cities and other municipalities that use tracking systems to tell transit passengers if their buses and trains are on time.” According

Posted in Blog, Patent

The University of Toronto Leaves Hall of Shame: On the Road to Deserved Fame

The University of Toronto, who, together with the University of Western Ontario singed an infamous license agreement with Access Copyright last year, decided not to renew the agreement. In a letter dated June 6, 2013 UofT’s Vice President and Provost

Posted in Blog, Copyright, Copyright Collectives

It’s Only a Northern Troll

The New York Times yesterday published an excellent op-ed, by Chief Judge Randall Rader and Professors Colleen Chien and David Hirick on the issue of patent trolls. It follows an announcement by President Obama regarding measures against patent trolls made the day

Posted in Blog, Copyright, Copyright Collectives

On Thought Control and Monetary Policy

(An updated version of this post is available on the Huffington Post). You would think that in a constitutional democracy such as Canada, people would feel free to comment on current events and criticize politicians and senior officials by referencing

Posted in Blog, Copyright

To opt out or not to opt out?

To opt out or not to opt out? This is the question that UofT and Western are currently facing, as the initial term of their license agreements with Access Copyright is about to end, but will be renewed automatically unless

Posted in Blog, Copyright, Copyright Collectives, Stationers
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