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It's almost too good (or bad) to be believed: John McCain, the U.S. presidential candidate who as a senator supported the draconian rules included in Digital Millennium Copyright Act, now finds himself begging YouTube to stop removing his campaign's video clips. YouTube has been taking them down because they contain excerpts from news broadcasts, and…

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(cross-posted from my Globe and Mail blog) As the federal government draws closer to introducing a new copyright law -- a proposed update was expected before Christmas but was withdrawn at the last minute, after a vocal protest> involving a Facebook group set up by University of Ottawa law professor and fair copyright advocate Michael Geist,…

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Canadian DMCA delayed, for now

by Mathew on December 13, 2007

According to from Michael Geist -- who Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing loves to call "the copyfightin' prof" -- a proposed update to Canada's copyright law that he and many others fear could be a carbon copy of the DMCA won't be introduced until next year. In another post, Michael notes that the Facebook group he…
The AACS -- the group of companies behind the encryption standard used in HD-DVD discs, whose encryption key was posted to Digg by about 10,000 people in the course of a day last week, which I wrote about here -- just doesn't seem to know when to quit. Despite the fact that its attempt to…
In an op-ed piece in the Washington Post, a lawyer for entertainment giant Viacom writes what amounts to a thumbnail summary of the company's $1-billion lawsuit against YouTube for copyright infringement. In a nutshell, Michael Fricklas says that the case boils down to whether the video site -- now part of the Google empire --…