The U.S. Commerce Department released its long-awaited White Paper on fixes to copyright law yesterday and it’s a pretty mixed bag. It includes some good recommendations on how Congress should change the law, but punts on some crucial enduring problems. This paper grew out of a series of hearings in 2013 and 2014 in which EFF and other public interest organizations and academics gave evidence, along with people from the media and publishing (...)
A written proposal should comprise, in separate attached documents: 1) A Technical Proposal consisting of the following: A description of your organization, including its managerial/administrative capacity and previous engagement in research projects on freedom of expression and media development, as well as information about any additional partners envisaged in a consortium to be led by your organization; The added value of your (...)
The intersection between the TPP and Canadian cultural policies is likely to emerge as one of the more controversial aspects of the TPP, particularly given the government’s emphasis on a stronger cultural policy in its election platform. Earlier in the Trouble with the TPP series, I wrote that the TPP fails to protect Canadian cultural policy. I pointed to U.S. lobby pressure to limit Canadian protection of cultural policies as well as (...)
Reference to cultural diversity in the preamble of a trade agreement signed by the US, Japan and other non-signatories of the UNESCO Convention is in itself a major development.
Michael Geist has been running a series of articles titled « The trouble with the TPP ». Here is my analysis of one of his latest “The Trouble with the TPP, Day 18: Failure to Protect Canadian Cultural Policy”posted this past Wednesday January 27.
D’entrée de jeu, soulignons que les écrivains occupent une place marginale dans la Loi 51 et ses règlements d’agrément, ce qui ne peut qu’étonner, étant donné que sans les écrivains, il ne saurait y avoir de livres et, par conséquent, ni entreprises ni (...)
Special double issue of Culture and Local Governance (Vol. 5, No. 1-2, December 2015). Guest Editors: Nancy Duxbury (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal) and M. Sharon Jeannotte (Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa, Canada) (...)
In a special report commissioned by DM@X for this conference, Nordicity presents a review of the revenues, employment and future trends in each sector of the digital media universe in Canada. Read the report here: (...)
Par Aurélien Guillois Dans le cadre de l’édition 2015 du Forum d’Avignon, Kurt Salmon a réalisé une étude sur le thème «La filière culturelle et créative aurait-elle trouvé la formule pour se développer à l’ère du numérique ? Vers une nécessaire hybridation des modèles économiques (...)
140 States as well as the European Union have so far ratified the
Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions