Tagged: michaelgeist


Minister moore and the myth of market forces

I too believe that consumers should choose what they want. But if the Minister were a true free market advocate he wouldn’t believe in copyright reform. Indeed, he wouldn’t believe in copyright at all. In a true free market, there’d be no copyright legislation because the market would decide how to deal with intellectual property. […]

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Infrastructures

With all the talk about restarting the economy (US) or preventing more important slow downs (Canada), a solution oft proposed is to spend on infrastructure, creating jobs. In Québec I would certainly support that, it’s an old school solution that doesn’t encourage new forms of transportation but the existing infrastructure does need a good upgrade. […]

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Why Copyright?

Last week Michael Geist was in Montréal and he gave an excellent talk title Why Copyright, it was recorded so if you missed it :

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Your PVR might make you an outlaw

Surprisingly for a political party that typically promotes “market-based solutions,” the bill introduces a complex regulatory framework for everyday consumer activities and represents an unprecedented incursion into the property rights of millions of Canadians… The bill prohibits transferring a copy of most commercial DVDs to a portable video player. It blocks parents from creating backup […]

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Geist On Strombo

Love those guys! Michael Geist appeared on Strombo to talk about Fair Copyright for Canada. Not much new info if you’ve been following the issue but still worth a watch.

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