Bill C-11

When Data Aggregation is a Good Thing

By libertyc
May 10, 2013 // 2 Comments

There have been a lot of stories lately about government attempts to increasingly lock down data rather than letting it open up—in Canada, Bill C-11 granted users a host of new rights and then negated them all with its digital locks provisions; in the U.S., the president himself had to weigh in [...]

Wanted: Publishers who won't treat me like a criminal

By libertyc
November 16, 2012 // 12 Comments

I’ll be going mostly DRM-free next year. I’ve been thinking for awhile about this. I balked because I worried that books would simply not be available without DRM, and that I would be missing out on the good stuff just to make a point. But then I realized that it’s been ages since [...]

In B&N's closure of Fictionwise, Canadian customers lose big

By libertyc
November 16, 2012 // 9 Comments

We reported yesterday on the sad news that e-book pioneer Fictionwise will be shutting down at the end of the year. I feel very bittersweet about this. The sweet is that I’m very proud of the revolution that little company started, and I love that e-books are a commonplace, normal thing, and [...]

It is Now Illegal to Break DRM on E-Books in Canada!

By libertyc
November 8, 2012 // 10 Comments

From the inimitable Michael Giest comes the news that the controversial Bill C-11 (aka the copyright reform bill), took effect in Canada this week. The bill introduces a host of new consumer-oriented provisions including fair dealing provisions for education, satire and parody; a fair dealing [...]

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