Friday, March 04, 2005

E-Letter on Copyright, Licensing and E-Commerce News

Lesley Ellen Harris, the author of the books Canadian Copyright Law, Digital Property: Currency of the 21st Century, and Licensing Digital Content, produces a newsletter on copyright and licensing issues. You can subscribe by writing to her at

The current issue (March 2005) is available from Library and Archives Canada.

From the table of contents:

1. Studies, Legislation and Conventions:
CCC Report Finds Employees Routinely Violate Copyright
U.S. Copyright Office to Examine Orphan Works
Israel to Legalize Private Copying
Collective Copyright Management Introduced into China

2. Legal Cases:
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Grokster
U.S. Court Finds Linking Violates Copyright
Canadian Court Rules that MP3 Players Are Outside Private Copying Regime

3. Of Interest:
Google & Research Libraries to Digitize Works
German National Library Allowed to Copy Electronic Materials
April 26 is World IP Day

4. Publications and Web sites:
Spring 2005 Online Courses
The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter
Certified Software Manager Seminar and Exam

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