Category Archives: SOPA

Copyfight: The global politics of digital-copyright reform

It’s the final day of Research Week here in the Orangespace and I thought we’d end it with an announcement. I’ve been a big fan of the word “copyfight” ever since I heard Cory Doctorow (I think it was him) … Continue reading

Posted in Canada copyright, DMCA, Mexican copyright, SOPA, U.S. copyright, Uncategorized, WIPO Internet treaties | 1 Comment

SOPA and online social movements: Thinking transnationally, acting locally

Just noticed that Susan Sell, a big influence on my own studies – her Private Power, Public Law (online for free at the link!) was one of the starting points for my dissertation – has cited me in an article on … Continue reading

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Lessons from Canada’s decade of copyright reform, or the limits to grassroots protest movements

(Somehow I forgot to post this back when C-11 actually passed the Committee stage back on March 15. Still, better late than never…) So Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act*, has finally passed the House of Commons committee stage: only … Continue reading

Posted in C-11, Canadian copyright, Facebook activism, SOPA, WIPO Internet treaties | 2 Comments

Copyright turmoil: freedom of speech trumping protection arguments (except in Canada?)

It’s been a busy few weeks for copyright policy around the world, hasn’t it? Latvia, Poland the Czech Republic and – isn’t this something – now Germany have refused to sign the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), although Germany is only … Continue reading

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The Stop Online Piracy Act: History repeating itself?

A little taste of a project I hope to start working on soon, if the funding comes through: As Jessica Litman details persuasively in Digital Copyright, since at least the beginning of the 20th century, the U.S. copyright policymaking process … Continue reading

Posted in copyright, DMCA, public interest, SOPA, Stop Online Piracy Act, U.S. copyright, United States copyright