You can now view the University of Waterloo’s Gazette feature article on copyright from May 16, 1979, on my web site. I became interested in this article when I first saw it on the Today in UW history web page. The page describes Canada’s copyright law as “antiquated”, which many would agree holds true today. Hopefully you will find this article useful for analyzing how copyright law was in the past and how it has adapted to meet new technologies. This article is especially relevant now with a new copyright bill likely to be tabled within the next 4 weeks (or maybe not). Those interested in doing something about Canadian copyright law should join a group like Waterloo Students for the Information Commons or Digital Copyright Canada.
Denver Gingerich (ossguy)
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On May 30, 2013
- ossguy posted, “Looking forward to the Identi.ca transition to pump.io this weekend!” @ May 30, 2013 2:16 am
On May 21, 2013
- ossguy posted, “@brainwane Is it just me or is the Subscribe button on http://ur1.ca/dypri inactive? Click and Enter did nothing in Firefox and Chromium.” in reply to @ May 21, 2013 4:46 pm
On May 14, 2013
- ossguy posted, “The #lfeeus #wifi does have good speeds: 5-9 Mbps down, 15 Mbps up. Probably shared symmetric pipe with few people uploading, like at #SEA.” @ May 14, 2013 4:10 pm
- ossguy posted, “Seems the #wifi at #lfeeus this year has port 443 filtering (HTTPS works, SSH never gets welcome string). Port 22 fine, some others blocked.” @ May 14, 2013 4:02 pm
On May 12, 2013
- ossguy posted, “Appreciating the gratis #wifi at #SEA: no ICMP/port blocks and getting 1 Mbps down, 2 Mbps up. SEA could teach #NYC airports some lessons.” @ May 12, 2013 8:06 pm
- ossguy posted, “Made it to #SEA; waiting for flight to #JFK. Probably not doing domestic flight with land crossing from BC again (search was too invasive).” @ May 12, 2013 8:04 pm
On May 2, 2013
- ossguy posted, “@jxself Yeah, it appears I got quite lucky with the weather. It will make the hiking/kayaking/etc. all the better. I can’t wait!” in reply to @ May 2, 2013 9:39 pm
- ossguy posted, “Flying #JFK to #SEA tomorrow for family/vacation in BC. The flight + 9-day car rental costs less than flight-only to #YVR or #YXX from #NYC.” @ May 2, 2013 7:29 pm
On April 18, 2013
- ossguy posted, “I’ll be at http://fcx2013.org/ this weekend. Panel info says Bill #C11 is "progress" over #DMCA. Agreed; looking forward to discussion.” @ April 18, 2013 8:04 pm
On April 16, 2013
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