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Maybe this CBC iCopyright thing isn’t so bad after all…

One of my commentators in the comments section of my blogpost (who runs Progressive Blogger affiliate Views From the Lake) condemning the CBC’s new licensing scheme with American copyright “protectors” iCopyright has come up with another angle on this business:

I think it’s a great business opportunity. I plan on heavy trolling of the Blogging Tories looking for breaches to report to iCopyright. A million bucks is a million bucks!

This is a very good point. He’s referring to the Boing-Boing article which states that “iCopyright offers a reward of up to $1,000,000 for snitching on bloggers who don’t pay Danegeld to Canada’s public broadcaster to quote the works they […]


Ridiculous copyright licensing – no thanks CBC

I’ve noticed recently at the CBC website that at their news section, they have fine print at the bottom of their articles stating that “new copyright licensing is in effect”. When you click on that, it takes you to a 3rd party group called iCopyright, which then offers a sign-up fee so you can either quote the whole article, or else keep the article on your blog/website etc for a year. Nothing is said about only quoting part of an article however. If you click on the fine print of iCopyright, they warn you of the danger of piracy and so on and so forth.

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Audio Podcast: Panel Discussion on Copyright and Bill C-61

Devin Johnston of the blog had a podcast on Saturday afternoon to discuss the concerns some of us have with Bill C-61, the proposed bill to update copyright legislation in Canada. The group included myself, Mike Park of Rational Reasons, John Klein, who runs Abandoned Stuff by Saskboy, and a special guest, Dr. Sam Trosow, Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario, jointly appointed to the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies,

We talked about our concerns of the impact of the Conservative government’s proposed Copyright legislation on creators and consumers of digital media. Devin’s blog has the podcast.

I’ll mention that we as guests sounds fine on the podcast, but you may have to turn it up to listen to Devin’s questions, as he was having some problems on his end getting the audio to record his voice level. Hopefully with some better recording software for use with Skype, that problem should be rectified for his next podcast, which is probably next Saturday, and which I believe Devin will be attempting to hold once a week every Saturday afternoon.

If you’re interested in participating in a podcast, be it next weekend or whenever, give Devin an email at his address. He’s trying to fill the void left by Greg Staple’s departure from political blogging and podcasting, and it would be good for bloggers to show their support in his endeavour.

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