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  1. Anatomy of a Copyright Coup: Jamaica's Public Domain Plundered
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A bill extending the term of copyright by an additional 45 years -- almost doubling it, in the case of corporate and government works -- sailed through the Jamaican Senate on June 26, after having passed the House of Representatives on June 9.
  2. Appeals Court Must Fix Dangerous 'Innocence of Muslims' Copyright Ruling
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of technology and free speech organizations are asking the United States Court of Appeals to fix a disastrously wrongheaded copyright ruling that required an online service
  3. As ACTA talks resume, new leak confirms fears about threat to online free expression
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Reporters Without Borders urges ACTA negotiators not to sacrifice Internet free speech and access to online information to the desire to combat piracy and the counterfeiting of copyrighted works
  4. Ashley Madison's Owners Give In to Temptation To Misuse The DMCA
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Ashley Madison's owners have been sending numerous DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown notices to platforms like Twitter, Reddit, and others in an attempt to stop the dissemination of millions of names and email addresses of the site's users.
  5. Avoiding Gripes About Your Gripe (or Parody) Site
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Here's a story we hear a lot at EFF: You think BadCo, Inc. is a bad actor and you've developed a really cool site to tell the world why. Maybe just by griping about them or maybe through a bit of parody. Fast forward two weeks: you're basking in the pleasure of calling BadCo out when bam! You find out your site's been shut down.
  6. Bennett Jones LLP
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  7. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 1 - February 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  8. The Case Against Ratifying the TPP
    The Case Against Ratifying the Trans Pacific Partnership

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
  9. Cory Doctorow Rejoins EFF to Eradicate DRM Everywhere
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Leading digital rights champion and author Cory Doctorow has rejoined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to battle the pervasive use of dangerous digital rights management (DRM) technologies that threaten users' security and privacy.
  10. The Cultural Industries in Canada
    Problems, Policies and Prospects

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    Dorland discusses policy problems specific to the Canadian cultural industries that produce cultural commodities, such as books, films and television programs.
  11. EFF Battles Abuse of Site-Blocking Court Orders
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a federal court in an emergency hearing and a written filing this week to block the recording industry's move to force Internet infrastructure companies into becoming copyright police with far-reaching
  12. EFF Fights for Common Sense, Again, in DMCA Rulemaking
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed six exemption requests with the U.S. Copyright Office today, part of the elaborate, every-three-year process to right the wrongs put in place by the Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
  13. EFF Urges Appeals Court to Reconsider Dangerous Copyright Ruling
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision to order Google to take down the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" video while a copyright lawsuit is pending.
  14. EFF Wins Petition to Inspect and Modify Car Software
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Librarian of Congress has granted security researchers and others the right to inspect and modify the software in their cars and other vehicles, despite protests from vehicle manufacturers.
  15. EFF to Librarian of Congress: Let Car Owners Look Under the Hood
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The reach of copyright law has expanded so far that it now threatens people's ability to repair their own cars and protect them against malware. Yesterday, EFF launched a legal campaign to fend off that threat.
  16. French farmers will have to pay to use their own seeds
    'Compulsory voluntary contribution' to seed companies extended to 20 more types of crops, and use of saved seeds for other crops banned

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    French government to begin cracking down on enforcing plant breeders' rights -- farmers will have to pay to use farm-saved seed.
  17. Goodmans LLP
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  18. IntelligentSearch.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2017
    A web portal featuring topics related to research and the Internet. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  19. Know Your Digital Rights, Photographers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
  20. Patent Folly
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1995
    The misuse of patents rights and associated dangers.
  21. South African Copyright Review is Overdue, Pioneering, and in Parts Completely Absurd
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In our campaign against the TPP's Copyright Trap, we are fighting back against a proposal to extend the term of copyright in six countries around the Pacific rim from 50 to 70 years after the death of the author. But there is one country that is currently proposing to extend the copyright term to last even a bit longer than that. To be precise, as part of a wholesale review of its Copyright Act, South Africa is proposing that copyright should last... forever. This goes one better than Jack Valenti of the MPAA asked for -- he only asked Congress to extend copyright to last forever less one day.
  22. TPP Undermines User Control and That's Disastrous for Accessibility
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens all users' ability to access information and participate in culture and innovation online, but it's especially severe for those with disabilities or who otherwise depend on content in accessible formats. That's because it doubles down on broken policies that were heavily lobbied for by Hollywood and other major publishers that impede the distribution of accessible works.
  23. Trade agreements and the corporate war on democracy
    Introduction to the November 7, 2015 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership, negotiated in secret, and now scheduled to be rubber-stamped by national governments on a take-it-or-leave-it basis, is best understood as a major milestone in the long-term war waged by the corporate elite against any form of democracy. It gives corporations the power to block any environmental protections or health and safety legislation that could be interpreted as interfering with a corporation's 'right' to make a profit by doing whatever it wants.
  24. Users Have Been Betrayed in the Final TPP Deal -- Help Us Tell Washington How You Feel
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Trade negotiators from the U.S. and its 11 Pacific Rim partners announced their agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) today, concluding the final round of closed negotiations in Atlanta and marking the culmination of seven years of secrecy.
  25. What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multinational agreement that, among other things, threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement.

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