Copyright in Canada – Time to Revisit the Subject

 

Copyright Symbol, courtesy Wikimedia
Copyright Symbol, courtesy Wikimedia

Back to Copyright. Why? Because a member of the now defunct Balanced Copyright for Canada Facebook Group, who happened to be working for EMI at the time, has asked me to take a post down that quotes him.

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The Real Reason for Bill C-11/ACTA/SOPA/PIPA

One of the major complaints from the Motion Picture Association of America has been how can you budget a high-priced thriller, if you can’t charge huge amounts of money for tickets? They keep asking this question, even though they know the answer. Make less expensive movies.

The folks who made Iron Sky spent only 7.5 million Euros on it. Watch the trailer. Looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Compare it to these other movies, some of which had smaller, and some far larger budgets.

The MPAA doesn’t like competition. The MPAA companies are mostly distributors. Energia doesn’t have to use them for distribution. They can cut their own deals, do things their own way. And that terrifies the MPAA. That’s why the push for the ability to shut down websites. So they can prevent competition from forming.

Regards

Wayne Borean

Monday February 13, 2012

Corporate Copyright Scofflaws 0012 – Sony Corporation

The largest copyright pirates are the large corporations, particularly in the content distribution business. Yes, those companies who scream the loudest that their customers are ‘pirating’ movies, songs, books, etc. In this series, we are going to look at cases where these companies have engaged in large scale copyright infringement, or in other ways have been ripping off artists.

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Futurist Prediction Update – Copyright – Update 1

Me and my junior editor, Kleopatra
Me and my junior editor, Kleopatra

I’ve written about Copyright since 2008. My original articles were explanatory, for friends and relatives. That changed when Doctor Mihály Ficsor borrowed Barry Sookman’s blog. That post, which consisted of so many inaccuracies that I couldn’t count them, got me involved.

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Futurist Prediction – The CPU Registry – And You Thought the Long Gun Registry Was Bad…

Me and my junior editor, Kleopatra
Me and my junior editor, Kleopatra

If you think the Long-Gun Registry was a debacle, think again. Wait till you see the CPU Registry.

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Copyright Wars Volume 4 is now Published

Copyright Wars Volume 4 Cover Page
Copyright Wars Volume 4 Cover Page

Copyright Wars Volume 4 has now been published. It was rather fun reading the old posts, and looking at the things that have changed, and have not changed since I originally wrote the articles.

Regards

Wayne Borean

Saturday December 3, 2011

Corporate Copyright Scofflaws 0011a – Hephaestus Books – Follow Up

C.J. Cherryh
C.J. Cherryh

On October 31, 2011, I wrote about the Hephaestus Books scam, following a blog post by award-winning writer C. J. Cherryh. Since CJ spotted the problem, a variety of things have happened.

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