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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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What is now being broadly characterized as the apparent demise of SOPA and the Protect IP Act in the wake of Wednesday's Internet blackout is generating some interesting and varied responses. Sen
Friday, 20 January 2012

Last week I wrote about the work of the HathiTrust Digital Library, a shared repository in the U.S. which is planning to make digitial copies of selected Orphan Works available to library patrons at p
Thursday, 15 September 2011

Recent announcements from leading universities in the United States [Cornell , Duke, University of Michigan, University of Florida] as well as press reports [here and here] indicate that seve
Monday, 05 September 2011

The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA)  is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to substantially limit the scope of fair dealing. In their factum filed this month in the appeal of S
Wednesday, 29 June 2011

... methods for implementing change are not at all well-received by the workers.  In response to the demoralization brought about by top-down management, the workers organize and form a union. &nbsp...
Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Mobilizing User-Generated Content For Canada’s Digital Advantage , a new report prepared with the support of a Knowledge Synthesis Grant from SSHRC has been released by a group of researchers
Sunday, 05 December 2010

The Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) has issued a strong condemnation of the blocking of Wikileaks by the Library of Congress, rejecting the justifications the library has given in defense of the m
Sunday, 05 December 2010

Access Copyright has issued a new response to critics of its proposed post-secondary education tariff.   Five Fast Facts on Access Copyright's Post-Secondary Tariff Application is a classic
Friday, 20 August 2010

As ably predicted by Howard Knopf yesterday, SOCAN has filed an application for leave to appeal in the Supreme Court of Canada from the decision of the Federal Court (SOCAN v Bell Canada, 2010 FCA
Friday, 13 August 2010

Yesterday marked the deadline for submission of objections to the proposed Access Copyright Tariff and a number of filings are anticipated. The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAU
Thursday, 12 August 2010

  On July 14th  I gave 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 Educa
Tuesday, 03 August 2010

...ssociation, expression, and due process.    In summary, the BCLA asserts that the legal and moral rights of all Canadians to peacefully engage in expressive freedoms on public streets i...
Saturday, 17 July 2010

Criticism of the government's handling of the protests at the recent G20 summit in Toronto is mounting. Concerns include not only the use by the Ontario Cabinet of the 1939 Public Works Protecti
Tuesday, 29 June 2010

The Access Copyright Post-Secondary Educational Institution Tariff has been published in the Canada Gazette, thereby commencing the 60 day comment period which will run until August 11th.  &nbs
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

Here is my article that ran in the March 12th Lawyers Weekly  (Volume 29, Number 41, Focus on Intellectual Property section) . . .   Parliament will likely deal again with the issue of copy
Sunday, 14 March 2010

17. Upcoming Talks
  I will be giving several talks on copyright issues in the next few weeks in London, Calgary and Toronto:   London: Sunday, October 18th, 3pm UWO, North Campus Bldg, Room 114 The copyrigh
Monday, 05 October 2009

  Here is my submission in pdf .    
Sunday, 13 September 2009

As the government's Copyright Consultations enters the home stretch, you still have time to make your voice heard.  The submission period will run until Sunday September 13th.   Su
Friday, 11 September 2009

Copyright news from the United States has not been good lately. Between the file-sharing lawsuits, the appointments of RIAA lawyers to key government positions and the continuation of failed policies
Sunday, 09 August 2009

In the print world there was no mistaking censorship.   If a book in a library collection was challenged or if a government suppressed the distribution of a political tract,  everyone
Sunday, 19 July 2009

The Federal Privacy Commissioner has issued a sweeping decision based on a complaint filed against Facebook for various violations of Canada’s  Personal Information Protection and E
Friday, 17 July 2009

The Copyright Board of Canada has released its long awaited decision in the tariff dispute surrounding  reproductions in  primary and secondary educational institutions. First filed in Mar
Friday, 26 June 2009

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

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

I will be giving giving a presentation entitled "Constraining the Flow of Knowledge in Post-Secondary Education: Copyright as Impediment to Teaching, Learning and Research" at the Universit
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

  CMEC has released the 5th installment in its ongoing Copyright Bulletin.  Entitled Educational Use of the Internet: Is there an Implied License?,  this entry stresses the need for gr
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

  I had the chance to attend the Access Copyright Annual General Meeting earlier this month in Toronto, and I will offer some reflections while they are fresh in my mind.   I found there w
Saturday, 29 March 2008

  CMEC has released the third and fourth installments of its Copyright Bulletin calling for a new exception to copyright infringement for the educational use of publicly available materials on t
Saturday, 22 March 2008

The Council of Ministers of Education (CMEC) has issued the second in a series of Bulletins calling for an amendment to the Copyright Act to address educational uses of the Internet. In my previous
Sunday, 09 March 2008

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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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