Michael Geist, Canadian lawyer and columnist has been writing the:
He started this journey nine days ago with this introduction:
Many people are still in summer mode, but the Canadian copyright rumour mill suggests that there is a lot happening behind the scenes with a copyright bill quite possibly a top priority once the fall session begins in 31 days. While there was much to criticize about Bill C-60 (the last attempt at copyright reform), given the continuing pressure from the copyright lobby and the U.S. government, I fear that the Conservatives’ bill may be far more extreme in its approach.
Despite the negative experiences with the U.S. DMCA as well as the recent calls against anti-circumvention legislation from musicians, artists, security companies, librarians, and the privacy community, within the next couple of months Canada may be facing its own DMCA. I remain strongly against such an approach. We do not need anti-circumvention legislation. If the copyright lobby wins out, however, the Bill C-60 approach was clearly preferable to the U.S. DMCA which bans devices that can be used circumvent technological protection measures and establishes only a small list of exceptions to a general rule of no circumvention. If the Bill C-60 approach is rejected by the current government, the debate must inevitably turn to the dozens of exceptions that will be needed to avoid “unintended consequences” and to provide a plausible argument that the bill passes constitutional muster.
More in the article.
From there, he continued to post one a day:
Day One: Linking Copyright and Anti-Circumvention (Markets)
Day 02: Region Coding (Markets)
Day 03: Oversight of DRM Misuse (Markets)
Day 04: DRM Misuse Sanctions (Markets)
Day 05: DRM Labelling and Consumer Awareness (Public Protection)
Day 06: Interoperability (Public Protection and Markets)
Day 07: DRM-Free Library Deposits (Public Protection)
Day 08: Privacy (Circumvention Rights)
Day 09: Reverse Engineering (Circumvention Rights)
Day 09 being today.
I can’t wait to see the rest of the 30 Days of DRM. 😉
Michael Geist also started a 30 Days of DRM Wiki where folks can contribute to the discussion.
Terry McBride has a maverick approach to music management: Take care of the fans and the bands, and the business will take care of itself.
Terry McBride has an idea. Another idea. A good â€“ no, a great idea. McBride, CEO of Nettwerk Music Group, is sitting in his Vancouver, British Columbia, office with his local marketing staff discussing strategy for the release of a new album by Barenaked Ladies. The marketing departments in three other cities are conferenced in. The conversation ping-pongs from Nascar promotions to placement in a Sims videogame. McBride is on a roll.
Much more in the article.
Just some food for thought as Canada refuses to see the failure in the system here in the US and they may well be thinking that two wrongs will make a right? Yeah, like that’s gonna happen.