Michael Geist mentions that CC Canada is to launch today.
However, he gives that Ottawa Citizen link that is of little use…
Is this it? Or this? They both have been up for a while though.
Since CreativeCommons.ca redirects to the Cippic pages, I guess that’s where the fun is supposed to be at. But then they ask you to see the aforelinked international pages at Creative Commons « US ». Where is the party supposed to happen? Maybe it’ll be obvious tomorrow
Open standards/closed implementations? When you have a public/open spec that can’t be implemented without licensing some IPR’s.
Closed standards/open implementations? When you want open implementations conforming to the original spec. Sun thinks it might be interesting. Exercise is left to the reader to guess who else might be reflecting on this same issue.
WIPO 2.0: A Declaration for the Future of IP (Donna Wentworth): «
There’s a battle going on at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) — one that could accurately be described as a struggle for the soul of the organization. The central question is whether WIPO will coninue to promote the protection of intellectual property for its own sake — IP « uber alles » — or, as a number of developing countries and others are advocating, pursue a range of initiatives that reflect such notions as « balance, » « innovation, » or « access. » What’s at stake is much more significant than the harmony or disharmony of IP regulations. As James Boyle points out in his Manifesto on WIPO and the Future of Intellectual Property, WIPO decisions affect everything from the availability and price of AIDS drugs, to the patterns of international development, to the communications architecture of the Internet.
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Canoe has an article about Canadian Association of University Teachers’ position over changes to the Copyright Act in regards to extended blanket licensing proposed by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. A more detailed account of Canadian Association of University Teachers‘ concerns can be found here.