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26 Feb 2018, 6:30 am by Michael Geist
The court will be asked to consider both the overpayment and the question of opting-out of the tariff for later years (Howard Knopf and Ariel Katz have written extensively about the issue), but the claim that this is an attack on writers is a remarkable distortion of the facts. [read post]
29 Jun 2017, 6:07 am by Michael Geist
Equustek decision attracted global attention with many rightly focused on the implications of global takedown orders for freedom of speech online (my post on the case here, Daphne Keller, EFF, Howard Knopf, Techdirt). [read post]
28 Jun 2016, 2:37 pm by Howard Knopf
The ALAI symposium on the Copyright Board of Canada – Which Way Ahead took place on May 25, 2016 in Ottawa. [read post]
29 May 2016, 6:00 am by Barry Sookman
I was on a panel titled “Reimagining the Copyright Board” along with Ariel Katz, Howard Knopf, Adriane Porcin, and Judge David Strickler of the U.S. [read post]
25 Nov 2015, 1:49 pm by Howard Knopf
The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in CBC v SODRAC will be released Thursday Nov. 26, 2015 at 9:45 AM https://t.co/ZpeQwvRQMq— Howard Knopf (@howardknopf) November 24, 2015The decision will appear here at 9:45 AM or shortly thereafter. [read post]
24 Nov 2015, 6:54 am by Michael Geist
Howard Knopf has characterized it as the difference between dating and marriage. [read post]
3 Oct 2015, 8:34 pm by Howard Knopf
Ariel Katz who provided an extended metaphor about copyright and coming of age and why stakeholders need not any longer act like or be treated as children.This will all be archived, I am told, for those not fortunate enough to have been there.Here's my modest contribution about the Copyright Board, which kicked off a panel that I helped to organize that included Justice Roger Hughes, Gilles Daigle, Stephen Spong and which was moderated by… [read post]
23 Jul 2015, 3:37 pm by Howard Knopf
Aidan O’Neill, Erin Finlay, Ysolde Gendreau, & Inba Kehoe 9:45 am – 10:45 am Coffee Break 10:45 am – 11:00 am Copyright FuturesJean Dryden, Mistrale Goudreau, Martin Zeilinger, & Victoria Owen 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Ariel Katz 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Coffee Break 1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Review of Copyright Board: Past Behaviours and Expectations for the Future Paul Halucha, Gilles Daigle,… [read post]
23 Apr 2015, 7:22 am by Michael Geist
As the songwriter, Buffy Sainte-Marie still holds copyright in the song and will do so for her entire lifetime plus an additional 50 years (Howard Knopf further explains the issue of copyright term in songs in this post). [read post]
13 Apr 2015, 6:37 am by Michael Geist
As Howard Knopf rightly notes, to suggest that rights holder might be able to prove significant actual damages in mass copyright litigation is “extremely far fetched. [read post]
17 Mar 2015, 6:55 am by Michael Geist
The first intervener, Howard Knopf, raised important arguments on behalf of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Professor Ariel Katz on whether Copyright Board tariffs can be mandatory on users. [read post]
13 Mar 2015, 2:06 pm by Howard Knopf
He also quotes me as follows:“There’s no apparent reason why it now often takes the board four years to get to a hearing and two years or more to render a decision,” Howard Knopf, a copyright lawyer in Ottawa with Macera & Jarzyna LLP, said by email.Mr. [read post]
13 Feb 2015, 6:57 am by Michael Geist
More tellingly, the report itself was only publicly released after it was posted by Howard Knopf. [read post]
27 Oct 2014, 10:40 am
A chivalrous mention goes to Howard Knopf (Excess Copyright), for telling us upon whom he would like to bestow his prize, if he were to win, as a token of his gentlemanly esteem.Bottom line. [read post]
1 Sep 2014, 11:20 am
Now crossing the Atlantic to Canada, we ponder -- along with Katfriend and fellow blogger Howard Knopf -- whether Canada is to blame for Europe's current spell of unsettled weather impetus towards copyright reform [Merpel enjoys the idea of blaming the former colony for the woes of its one-time British and French masters, since it's usually the former colony that does the blaming ...]. [read post]
18 Aug 2014, 1:45 am
Over on Excess Copyright, Howard Knopf reflects on whether the "less is more" philosophy of a Calgary radio station might not be raising some interesting moral rights problems, inter alia. [read post]
22 Jul 2014, 2:29 am
Finally, on Excess Copyright, Canadian blogger and Katfriend Howard Knopf catches a Red Bus to take him on a journey to the same issues as Rachel Buker, above. [read post]
18 Jul 2014, 6:26 am by Michael Geist
  EFF’s Jeremy Malcolm and Maira Sutton write about the event here, which also included Howard Knopf and Open Media’s Reilly Yeo. [read post]