Monthly Archives: August 2011

Access Copyright: The Globe and Mail’s One-Sided Story

I don’t quite know where to start with John Degen’s attack in the Globe and Mail on the decision of 26 educational institutions (and counting) to opt out of Access Copyright (which collects royalties for Canadian authors mainly from Canadian educational institutions, after … Continue reading

Posted in Access Copyright, copyright

Google and the evil that lobbyists do?

I’m looking forward to reading Robert Levine’s Free Ride: How the Internet Is Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back, although I’ll probably wait until our library here at ANU orders it. At $28.95 for … Continue reading

Posted in copyright

In praise of evidence-based copyright policy

When I started studying copyright policymaking several years ago, what surprised me most was the the almost complete lack of empirical evidence underlying both existing copyright law and copyright-reform proposals. I’m talking about impartial economic analyses of the effects of … Continue reading

Posted in Canada copyright, evidence-based policymaking, UK copyright