Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide
Laura Murray is an Associate Professor in the English Department of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and creator of the website www.faircopyright.ca.
Samuel Trosow is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He is jointly appointed in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.
- Federal Court of Appeal
Alberta (Education) v. Access Copyright
2010 FCA 198 (July 23, 2010) (pdf)
- US Federal Court of Appeals
MGE UPS Systems Inc. v. GE Consumer and Industrial Inc.
(5th Cir. July 20, 2010)
- Supreme Court of Canada
Ontario (Public Safety and Security) v.
Criminal Lawyers’ Association
(June 17, 2010)
- Federal Court of Appeal
SOCAN v Bell Canada (May 27, 2010)
(Application for Leave filed Aug. 13, 2010)
Repographic Reproductons (Educational Institutions)
Reasons (June 26, 2009)
- BC Supreme Court
(November 24, 2008)
Canwest Mediaworks v Horizon Publications
- US Federal District Court
(Southern District NY)
Viacom v YouTube (July 2, 2008)
- US Federal District Court
(Eastern District of Virginia)
A.V. v IParadigms (March 11, 2008)
Reproduction of Sound Recordings by Commercial Radio Stations
Reasons (Feb. 29, 2008)
Commentary (Howard Knopf)
WTO (WT/DS285/ARB, Dec. 21, 2007),
Press (NY Times, Register),
Commentary (William Patry, Howard Knopf)
SOCAN Tariff 22.A (1996-2006)
Internet - Online Music Services
Reasons (Oct. 18, 2007)
Private Copying 2008-2009
Reasons (July 19, 2007)
Support UWO's Librarians and Archivists
Friday, 30 October 2009
Librarians and Archivists at the University of Western Ontario are in a struggle to preserve their professional autonomy. They remain steadfast in the face of repeated attempts by an employer determined to de-professionalize their work. This is an employer that refuses to agree to transparent and equitable standards of job performance. The Globe and Mail ranks Western's librarians and archivists tops among Canadian universities, yet they remain the worst paid academic librarians and
archivists in the country.
So, what can you do to help support Western's Librarians and Archivists? Here are some ideas:
1. URGENT!!! TARGETED EMAIL CAMPAIGN ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON. We plan to flood the president's office with email messages during a coordinated three-hour window tomorrow, FRIDAY, between 12:00 and 3:00 pm. If everyone in this group sends an email to the president at the same time, we will send a strong collective message to the administration. Even if you've already sent an email of support, please send another. In the event that his email inbox gets too full and your message bounces back, keep trying to send it (even if you end up connecting after the 12:00 - 3:00 window).
**It is very important that your message is courteous and polite. You can write your own message, or simply use the template below. AMIT CHAKMA's EMAIL:
Dear Dr. Chakma,
Western's Librarians and Archivists deserve a fair and equitable collective agreement. I urge you to make this a reality by recognizing their professional work, expertise and commitment. They deserve better job security, clear and transparent job evaluations and better pay. The Globe and Mail ranks Western's librarians and archivists tops among Canadian universities, yet they remain the worst paid academic librarians and archivists in the country. You can help change that.
2. INVITE PEOPLE TO JOIN THIS GROUP. Please invite other supporters to join this group. We would like to see a critical mass of support from Western students, staff, and faculty, but also from Londoners, other faculty associations, unions, librarians, and universities across the country. Spread the word to everyone you know!!!
3. FACEBOOK PROFILE PIC. Change your facebook profile photo to the "Support Western Librarians and Archivists" poster or the "I HEART Librarians and Archivists" button logo. Simply click on the image at the top of this page and "copy," or (if you use a Mac) drag it onto your desktop. Then upload the photo on your facebook profile.
4. WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDTIOR. Write a letter to our local newspapers in support of the Librarians and Archivists.
The Western Gazette (student newspaper): ONLINE FORM OR EMAIL http://www.facebook.com/l/f6746;westerngazette.ca/contact/ The Western News (university newspaper): EMAIL
London Free Press (150 words max): EMAIL
The Londoner: ONLINE FORM
5. TWITTER. Follow UWOFA on Twitter for frequent updates: http://www.facebook.com/l/f6746;twitter.com/UWOFA
5. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ISSUES. Here are some links where you can get additional
Gazette editorial supporting Librarians and Archivists:
Letter to the editor
Thanks for your support!
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies
I am an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario jointly appointed to the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS).
Before coming to Western, I was a law librarian at the Boalt Hall Law Library at the University of California at Berkeley and before that I was in private law practice in California. My doctoral work in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA focused on information policy issues.
I am currently a Network Investigator and Theme Leader with the GRAND NCE and also serve on the Librarians Committee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers.
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