Category Archives: Canada copyright

Canada’s copyright reform bill: Desperately seeking economists (and evidence)

Even though this is nominally a blog about copyright, and even though much of my work to date has focused has concentrated on the Canadian copyright policymaking process, I haven’t felt much of a need to post anything about the … Continue reading

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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

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Copyright infringement and high prices

Just a quick note to highlight the release of a new study, Media Piracy in Developing Countries. One of its main points seems to be that copyright infringement in these countries is largely driven by the high (monopoly) prices that … Continue reading

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Getting ready to debate Canadian copyright: Things to keep in mind

So Canada is going to be getting a new copyright bill, sooner rather than later. The cynic in me says that this only means that a federal election is also going be happening sooner rather than later. (My inner cynic … Continue reading

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Why Buy American has nothing to do with Canadian copyright reform

One of the fun things about doing a dissertation on copyright is that you can’t go a day without something interesting happening (unfortunately, this is also one of the annoying things when you’re trying to finish said dissertation). Yesterday’s news … Continue reading

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