Copyright Wars Volumes 1 & 2

Greetings and salutations! On September 1, 2011 I had the great pleasure of publishing the first two volumes of my Copyright Wars series. They are up on both Amazon and Smashwords, and should be available on the Kobo, IBook, Diesel, and Sony Reader platforms in a few days. I published them under my imprint. Yes, […]

I’m Going To Forecast The Death Of The American Recording And Video Industries

Yep. Time to stick my neck out again. By my calculations 2+2=15, and I want to tell you about it. First off, this has nothing to do with file sharing, nothing at all. And it has nothing to do with my dislike of the industry for their past actions. I’m coming at this from a […]

The TPM Provisions in Bill C-32 Are Not In Compliance With The WIPO Internet Treaties

Oh dear, here we go again. Unlike most of the rest of the people commenting on Bill C-32 I’ve actually read the WIPO Internet Treaties. Heck, I’ve even quoted them often enough. You can read the specific treaty in question in PDF form here or read the text online here. At this point I’m going […]

Canadian Copyright Reform Anno Domini 2010

In closing, I am sending this from the website of the Canadian Coalition for Electronic Rights. I am doing this in response to the ridiculous article written by lawyer Richard Owens, which I responded to here:

http://madhatter.ca/2010/04/28/canadian-copyright-consultation-opposed-by-a-little-known-canadian-lawyer-richard-owens/

to make the point that no matter what method a Canadian uses to make his or her opinion known, that the citizen’s opinion must be counted.

Why Is Michael Geist In Favour Of Digital Rights Management/Technical Protection Measures?

The Apple IPad. The Amazon Kindle. The Microsoft XBox360. The Nintendo Wii. The Sony PS3. Blue Ray Players. All of these default to ‘DRM ON’ even if the author doesn’t want it. All of them push DRM at authors. None of them give the choice that the WIPO Treaty was supposed to provide. None of them are legal under the plain language of the treaty.

James Gannon Presentation – Copyright Viewed By A Lawyer – Correct Legally But Wrong – Part 3

So which is it? Do you want Canada to adopt the WIPO Copyright Treaties? If so, why are you not criticizing those who are not in compliance, like the United States (with the DMCA) and the United Kingdom (with the Digital Economy Bill). For that matter, where is Doctor Mihaly Ficsor, the supposed copyright expert? Why isn’t he criticizing the United States and the United Kingdom for passing legislation which is not compliant with the WIPO Copyright Treaties?

The Far Left Virtual Police State or How I Didn’t Do My Homework And Now I Look Like An Idiot In Front Of 7 Billion People

I don’t know what’s wrong with John W. Dozier Jr. I do know that his articles tend to be extremely uneven. Some times he makes sense. At least a bit of sense. Other times, well, he doesn’t do his homework, and sounds like he’s totally lost it.

Barry the Inaccurate

Updated Tuesday December 27, 2009 at 12:58 AM At about 12:30 AM, Tuesday December 29th, Barry sent the following in Twitter: bsookman Post Edited: Toying with funny math to downplay Canada’s role as a piracy haven (http://www.barrysookman.com/?p=435) 32 minutes ago from WP to Twitter He fixed most of the errors that I pointed out. Curiously […]