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New book: Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World

I‘m happy to announce the publication of Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World: Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century. It’s co-edited by Natasha Tusikov, Kate Henne and me. You can buy it now! And if you go … Continue reading

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I’ve written a book!

It’s called Copyfight: The global politics of digital copyright reform. It’s out now from University of Toronto Press. Here’s what you need to know. What’s it about? It’s the touching story of a young boy’s coming of age, but it’s also so, … Continue reading

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How vulnerable are intellectual-property provisions in trade agreements?

Original Research Week continues here in the Orangespace. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about intellectual-property provisions in trade agreements. (As have a number of other people.) We’ve gotten to a point in the global economy where it almost doesn’t … Continue reading

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What would copyright law look like if economists held the pen?

So yet another study finds that there is a small, positive correlation between illegal downloading and music sales (h/t Geist, Knopf, Torrent Freak and others). In basic English: Illegal downloads don’t harm music sales. Let’s put it even more simply: At the … Continue reading

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ACTA comes to Canada: Will protests follow?

On Friday the Conservative government introduced legislation that would implement the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (h/t Geist). Four quick comments: The government’s being a bit sneaky with its briefing materials. C-56 primarily amends the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act, but … Continue reading

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Copyright shapes creation; it doesn’t drive it

I’m only now getting around to Peter Nowak’s provocative post (and its follow-up) about living in a world without copyright. One of the commentators wonders what this would do for creation: “Sure, people will create without IP law, but why … Continue reading

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