Saturday, October 20, 2007

More Media Coverage of "DMCA North" and Throne Speech

There's a well balanced article by David George-Cosh on the reference to copyright in the Throne Speech in the Financial Post/National Post today, October 20, 2007.

Several of the usual suspects were quoted or referred to, including Michael Geist, Graham Henderson, and yours truly.

The focus of the article is on what might be called "DMCA North", or the attempt of CRIA and the USA Government to import American style copyright law to Canada.

This is nothing if not ironic because, as Michael Geist has documented, the architect of the DMCA, Bruce Lehman has "acknowledged that "our Clinton administration policies didn't work out very well" and "our attempts at copyright control have not been successful."

Also, see Shane Schick for another piece that makes some good points on the Throne Speech in IT World Canada, here.


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