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Productivity Commission: Tales of the Widespread Demise of Canadian Publishers are Just That

Earlier today, Australia’s Productivity Commission released its long-awaited Inquiry Report on Intellectual Property Arrangements. The Productivity Commission was set up by statute to provide the Australian Government independent research and advisory body on a range of economic, social and environmental

Posted in Blog, Copyright, Copyright Collectives, Stationers

The Copyright Board of Canada: A Regulator Lacking a Theory of Regulation

I appeared today before the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, in the course of its study of the operation and practices of the Copyright Board of Canada. Here is my testimony:

Posted in Antitrust / Competition Law, Blog, Copyright, Copyright Collectives, Stationers

Digital Exhaustion: North American Observations

My book chapter Digital Exhaustion: North American Observations has been published in the Research Handbook on Electronic Commerce Law, edited by John A. Rothchild.

Posted in Blog, Copyright, My Research, Stationers

Why Tariffs Aren’t Mandatory: Now the Factum

Yesterday, McGill’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy¬†and I filed a joint Intervener Factum in the CBC v SODRAC case before the Supreme Court of Canada. The Court granted us leave to intervene with respect to the question of whether tariffs

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Hollywood, be careful what you wish for

For years Hollywood has waged war on the open internet. It may have taken freedom of expression for granted and believed that only the open internet puts it at risk. Maybe it should begin rethinking its priorities. It if does, it may discover the open internet protects it as much as, and probably more, than stronger copyright law would ever do.

Posted in Blog, Copyright, Piracy, Stationers
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