Episode 7: What if Copyright Law took Authors Rights Seriously? A Conversation with Professor Rebecca Giblin

April 15, 2019
What if copyright law took authors rights seriously?  Many groups claim to do so, but Professor Rebecca Giblin, one of the world’s leading experts on creator copyright, isn’t convinced. Professor Giblin argues that creators are often placed at the centre of the debate only to be largely ignored by other stakeholders. Professor Giblin joins this week’s podcast to talk about her Author's Interest Project, the latest dat...
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Episode 6: “A Dangerous Game to Play:” A Former CRTC Vice-Chair Speaks Out on the Commission Plan to Regulate and Tax the Internet

April 08, 2019
For the better part of two decades, Canadian cultural groups have been pressing Canada’s telecom and broadcast regulator, the CRTC, to regulate and tax the Internet. The CRTC and successive governments consistently rejected the Internet regulation drumbeat, citing obvious differences with broadcast, competing public policy objectives such as affordable access, and the benefits of competition. That changed last year when the CRTC released “Harnessing Change: The Future of Programming Distribution...
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Episode 5: A Huge Threat to How the Internet Functions Now

April 01, 2019
Most treaties are negotiated behind closed doors with no text made available until after a deal has been reached. Yet there is a treaty with enormous implications for the Internet, copyright, and broadcasting that has been hidden in plain sight for the better part of two decades. Jamie Love of Knowledge Ecology International joins the podcast to talk about the draft Broadcasting Treaty currently being negotiated at the W...
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Episode 4: Going Inside Canada's Copyright Review

March 25, 2019
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has spent the past year reviewing the state of Canadian copyright law. To introduce some of the issues and provide some insight into how the review process functions, this episode relies on the audio recording of my committee appearance in December 2018.  It opens with my seven minute openin...
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Episode 3: The Least They Can Get Away With

March 18, 2019
Andy Kaplan-Myrth, Vice President of Regulatory and Carrier Affairs with TekSavvy, Canada’s largest independent telecom company joins the podcast to help sort through the government’s proposed telecom policy direction, the state of the Canadian telecom market, the role of independent companies that rely on regulated wholesale access, and lingering frustration with the CRTC.
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