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19 Feb 2010, 4:51 am
No, it's the White House ...The second is that, as the IPKat's friend Howard Knopf explains on his Excess Copyright blog, Canada's copyright law provides stronger protection than that of the USA.The IPKat's Australian friend Ben McEnierny writes to inform him that Australia’s first Peer-to-Patent pilot project is fast approaching its half-way point and is about to enter its second phase. [read post]
17 Feb 2010, 11:29 pm by Michael Geist
Howard Knopf has an absolute must-read post that lists 21 reasons why Canadian copyright law is already stronger than the U.S. [read post]
5 Feb 2010, 1:38 am by war
Howard Knopf and Michael Geist look at the decision from Canadian perspectives. [read post]
9 Dec 2009, 10:00 pm
Howard Knopf provides his take on why SOCAN wanted to keep its copyright submission secret. [read post]
8 Dec 2009, 9:49 pm
The Globe and Mail and Howard Knopf report on a talk from U.S. trade lobbyist Scotty Greenwood, in which she urged Canadians to enact U.S. [read post]
7 Dec 2009, 1:35 pm
Howard Knopf reports on the upcoming negotiations between AUCC and Access Copyright. [read post]
22 Nov 2009, 9:58 pm
For those who wonder whether a longer copyright term provides a greater or a lesser degree of incentive to creative productivity, the ever-provocative Howard Knopf (in Excess Copyright) takes a look at some economic research and theory. [read post]
17 Nov 2009, 12:35 am by Michael Geist
The piece appears as part of a special section on copyright that included an interview with Industry Minister Tony Clement, Charlie Angus, Howard Knopf, Pina D'Agostino, and Simon Doyle (amont others). [read post]
28 Oct 2009, 6:53 am
[Thanks, Howard Knopf (Excess Copyright, for spotting this]... [read post]
12 Sep 2009, 12:12 am
Howard Knopf points to the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report which ranks Canada ahead of the U.S., Japan, and the U.K. for intellectual property protection. [read post]
11 Sep 2009, 6:00 am
(Michael Geist) David Basskin of CPCC and Howard Knopf debate proposed ‘iPod tax' (Excess Copyright)   China China’s new online music rules a headache for search engines (Ars Technica)   Europe Pirate Party, Green Party join forces to discuss Telecoms Package (IPKat) Europe’s leading deep packet inspection vendor open-sources traffic detection engine (Ars Technica) $125m in the kitty, but who will get the cream? [read post]
9 Sep 2009, 11:18 pm
Although the government has still not posted the transcripts from the final two copyright roundtables, all ten have now been completed. [read post]
2 Sep 2009, 7:31 am
Howard Knopf blogs on yesterday's final copyright roundtable, held in Peterborough. [read post]
2 Sep 2009, 3:09 am
*******************September 1, 2009Howard KnopfRoundtable Presentation Peterborough, Ontario(check against delivery)I am Howard Knopf. [read post]
30 Aug 2009, 6:15 pm
- 17% of young in Hong Kong don’t know they are breaking copyright law when illegally downloading (Innovationpartners)   Ireland High Court order forcing Eircom to block Pirate Bay doesn’t persuade UPC to do the same (1709 Copyright Blog)   Netherlands Mininova ordered to remove all ‘infringing’ torrents (TorrentFreak) (Ars Technica)   Romania Pirate Bay clone threatened by Romanian RIAA (TorrentFreak)   Sweden The Pirate… [read post]
11 Aug 2009, 11:48 am
  Instead, AFM and SAC got their second invites of the series along with CMPDA, ACTRA, Microsoft, the CPCC, NRCC, and CRIA/CMPDA lobbyist Barry Sookman (the repeat invitations raises questions about why some groups get two opportunities but there was no space for groups like the CMCC or Appropriation Art along with experts like Howard Knopf). [read post]
22 Jul 2009, 5:54 am
Also keep an eye on Michael Geist's site, ( FWIW, I tend to agree with Michael’s thoughts in that linked post) and Howard Knopf’s site for their thoughts as this unfolds. [read post]
6 Jul 2009, 2:17 am
The legality of file sharing has been hotly debated in this country for many years, and the issue boiled over again recently with the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) trading pot shots in the press with copyright luminaries like Michael Geist and Howard Knopf over both the legality of the practice and its effect on the recording industry. [read post]
26 Jun 2009, 6:00 am
The legality of file sharing has been hotly debated in this country for many years, and the issue boiled over again recently with the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) trading pot shots in the press with copyright luminaries like Michael Geist and Howard Knopf over both the legality of the practice and its effect on the recording industry. [read post]
26 Jun 2009, 4:00 am
" There is much more to digest, but the heart of the analysis suggests that fair dealing gets a broad interpretation, but not beyond the limits of the statute itself (ie. limited to the current set of categories) and not so broad as to include overlap with classroom instruction where the teacher does the copying for his or her students.Update: Further coverage from Howard Knopf and Sam Trosow. [read post]