Copyright

Severe fine imposed for sharing 24 music files

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A Minnesota woman accused of distributing music via the Kazaa file-sharing site has been fined $222,000 in the first music copyright infringement case to reach a jury.

Google penalizes piracy via search engine ranking

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Sites pegged for copyright infringement will be lowered in Google search results.

Will Bill C-11 make backups illegal in Canada?

Will Bill C-11 make backups illegal in Canada?

Canada's Bill C-11 leaves us with a few concerns and unanswered questions when it comes to rules and restrictions on the process of data backup.

The global landscape: International cooperation

The global landscape: International cooperation

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The FBI-led takedown of Hong Kong-based P2P site MegaUpload -- and the arrests in New Zealand of its leaders -- was a big win for law enforcement. But pursuing suspects across borders can be tricky.

Canadian government officials downloading illegal content

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Representatives from the Pirate Party of Canada highlighted the irony of Canadian government officials using file-sharing sites to infringe on copyright.

Copyright issues at stake in court

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The Supreme Court of Canada has heard arguments seeking to overturn a lower court ruling on so-called fair dealing of copyrighted material.

Canada toes the line on copyright reform

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Canada has reintroduced controversial copyright measures in a new bill that will legally enable companies to stop Canadians copying digital products.

Shift in Canada's digital agenda expected

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On his way to a decisive victory in the May 2 federal election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised Canadians stability. Will that equate to a stabile, contemporary digital copyright infrastructure?

Digital-age copyright legislation killed again

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For the second time in three years, legislation to bring Canada's copyright law into the digital age has fallen victim to parliamentary dissolution.

Opponents say new copyright bill will lock down digital material

Canada's government calls its new copyright bill "a common sense balance between the interests of consumers and the rights of the creative community," but initial response to the legislation was tepid at best.

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