Alberta Politics: Canadian government publications still don’t belong to the people as Ottawa maintains its iron grip on Crown copyright

PHOTOS: Government documents. Really! (Photo: Libraries and Archives Canada.) Legislators in Ottawa need to get cracking to make Canada’s Crown copyright law responsive to the needs of the citizens of a democracy. Below: University of Alberta Copyright Librarian Amanda Wakaruk and Saskatoon West NDP MP Shari Benson. Canada’s Crown copyright law hasn’t even caught up ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s copyright term extension for sound recordings taxes public, enriches record labels

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Jeremy Malcolm explains why Harper’s new plan to extend copyright terms for sound recordings is “thoroughly misguided” The post Canada’s copyright term extension for sound recordings taxes public, enriches record labels appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Canadian Progressive: What’s Wrong With TPP?: Prominent Academics Respond

Prominent Academics Respond to the TPP (via EFF)   We asked several academics to let us know their thoughts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The TPP is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement… RELATED: The Canadian Progressive ...