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Piracy in Canada: We Don’t Have a Lawlessness Problem But a Competition Problem

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has requested me to prepare a Report in connection with the application by the FairPlay Coalition to the CRTC and its proposed website-blocking mechanism. PIAC asked me to assess the Applicants’ claims in light

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

Access Copyright v. York University: An Anatomy of a Predictable But Avoidable Loss

Two weeks ago, Justice Phelan of the Federal Court handed Access Copyright a huge victory in its lawsuit against York University.[1] I have followed the case closely and read the parties’ submissions and I have been constantly concerned that York

Posted in Blog, Copyright, Copyright Collectives, Stationers

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
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