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Apparently, CBC doesn’t think it needs to change anything re: iCopyright

I just got a heads-up from Cameron McMaster on this blogpost over at CBC’s public affairs blog, regarding the furore a few weeks back over their use of the company iCopyright to try and make money off of people who want to quote full articles or post them at their site in full.

I’ve seen reassurances from CBC before that nothing has really changed in their policy, but what annoys me to no end (which I didn’t catch before in any of their communications) is that they want folks to write into them to get permission to quote excerpts before they use them at their own blogposts/websites etc. As […]


Capital News Online does story on CBC/iCopyright; I do a minor contribution for them.

Capital News Online is an online news magazine run by students in the Journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa. They’ve recently done a story on the recent furore with CBC and it’s decision to use iCopyright to try and license the use of its news articles.

The contradictions of that policy and the online reaction to it is well documented in the piece; but if you click on the multimedia section of that story, you’ll get to hear my brief take on it. I apparently caught their attention with my recent opinion blogposts on here regarding that topic, and was asked if I’d participate in their story by answering […]

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