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Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide

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Laura Murray is an Associate Professor in the English Department of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and creator of the website


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.

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...a detailed analysis of the problems with the proposed tariff, see my presentation "Another Look at Bill C-32 and the Access Copyright Tariff: Still Double Trouble for Higher Education].   In...
Tuesday, 31 January 2012

...would welcome a summit meeting with Internet companies, and many former Congressional supporters of the bill have retracted their support.     Senate Majority leader Harry Reed (Dem-Nevada)...
Friday, 20 January 2012

...ation-destructive) IP legislation in the United States is nothing new, (and will continue even if these bills are defeated) there is something very different about the intensity and reach of SOPA/Pro...
Thursday, 19 January 2012

...hristian Paradis announced this morning the reintroduction of the Copyright Modernization Act, formerly Bill C-32, now Bill C-11 . The government has also posted a FAQ, a Backgrounder, and a series o...
Thursday, 29 September 2011

...s in the course of the debate over the inclusion of "education" as a fair dealing category in Bill C-32.  What is raising more than a few eyebrows however is the fact that CRIA is...
Wednesday, 29 June 2011

... potential consequences that political interference can play on this role.  (with co-presentor: Bill Irwin, Lecturer, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario)&n...
Wednesday, 20 April 2011

...brary Association's most fundamental commitments to intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights. We call on the American Library Association (ALA) to condemn unequivocally this...
Sunday, 05 December 2010

...ave a public lecture sponsored by the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at UWO, entitled "Bill C-32 and the Access Copyright Tariff: Double Trouble for Educators and Students." Th...
Tuesday, 03 August 2010

...ries of burdensome and invasive reporting requirements.   Now that the intial wave of comment over Bill C-32 has subsided and the next stages for the Bill seem to be delayed to the Fall, look for...
Sunday, 20 June 2010

  Here are some early reactions to Bill C-32, the Copyright Modernization Act . . .   Appropriation Art Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Business Coa
Friday, 04 June 2010

...ation and media resources in interactive, creative and transformative ways. 
A serious flaw with Bill C-61 was its undue complexity. Parliament should avoid over-drafting technical rules with l...
Sunday, 14 March 2010

12. Upcoming Talks
...ernment’s copyright consultations, as well as many of the concerns raised about the provisions of Bill C-61, demonstrate that there are many outstanding copyright policy issues which directly im...
Monday, 05 October 2009

...;This is also an example of what TPMs, DRM, and contractual override, all as found in and/or enabled by Bill C-61, can do for you.” (and see other postings from Slate ,  Mashable and the R...
Sunday, 19 July 2009

...ctice. The advisory includes a specific four-point proposal about what should be in the next copyright bill: (1) clarify scope of fair dealing to add  "such as" to say "fair deali...
Wednesday, 17 December 2008

The Canadian Library Association has released a detailed briefing paper on Bill C-61 entitled Unlocking the Public Interest.  Noting that the Bill has died on the order paper with the dissolutio
Wednesday, 17 September 2008

...n's Pesticide By-Law will come into effect on Setpember 30th. While the provincial government's Bill 64 will supersede such local measures when it is declared to be in force, that is not going...
Tuesday, 16 September 2008

I will be giving a talk on Copyright and Bill C-61 in Tillsonburg:       Wednesday, July 16th at 7pm     Station Arts Centre (41 Bridge Street West)   &n
Tuesday, 08 July 2008

While the overall thrust of the initial reaction to Bill C-61 remains largely negative, it appears as if some groups are willing to support the bill because of the inclusion of the controversial edu
Sunday, 29 June 2008

... there has been some excellent coverage in the press and in the blogs showing the growing opposition to Bill C-61. There are also numerous press releases and position papers being sent out from variou...
Friday, 20 June 2008

20. Urgent Action Needed on Bill 64
(Other Interests/London, Ontario)
Bill 64 , the Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Act was introduced by the McGuinty government in April. It has passed first and second reading, and a hearing was held on June 9th at the Standing Committee on So
Monday, 16 June 2008

Yesterday the federal government tabled Bill-61, an Act to Amend the Copyright Act (contents, full text html, full text pdf, "fact sheets").   The pdf version is over 50 pages and lik
Friday, 13 June 2008

Despite a number of false starts, it appears as if the government will finally table its Copyright Bill tomorrow, Thursday June 12th. According to a government press release issued today, there w
Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Speculation is heating up that we may see the long awaited Copyright Bill as early as this week.  The National Post and Michael Geist have written that the government may table the
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

...#39;s Pesticide by-law, as well as similar measures in other Ontario cities, may be threatened by a new bill that while well intentioned, is fundamentally flawed as it is drafted.   The McGuin...
Thursday, 24 April 2008

A motion that would have helped to counter Bill C-10 failed in the House of Commons yesterday by a vote of 74-206   The motion . . .     That, in the opinion of the House, the governm
Thursday, 06 March 2008

The censorship concerns raised by Bill C-10 have been raised directly during question period over the last week. Unfortunately, the government is not answering the questions.   Here is the Hansa
Wednesday, 05 March 2008

Heritage Ministe Josee Verner has issued a statement in response to the concerns being raised about Bill C-10, assuring that the "Government is deeply committed to freedom of expression...&quot
Tuesday, 04 March 2008

  Bill C-10 (An Act to amend the Income Tax Act...) sailed through the House of Commons, and is now awaiting third reading in the Senate. But buried deep within the 500 plus pages of technical ta
Monday, 03 March 2008

...lable right.  IIPA also complains of the library and educational exceptions that were contained in Bill C-60 and does not want to see them carried forward in a new bill.  That the IIPA would...
Wednesday, 13 February 2008

In the wake of the delay of the government's copyright bill and the many interesting press accounts that have followed, it's probably a good time to sit back and reflect on where to
Friday, 21 December 2007

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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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