Articles By RUSSELL MCORMOND

Deadlines to hear your views on Copyright

Deadlines to hear your views on Copyright

There are two deadlinesquickly approaching for those who wish to have their views knownabout Copyright in general, and Bill C-32...

January 22nd, 2011 RUSSELL MCORMOND
An honest expansion of cinema into the home

An honest expansion of cinema into the home

I have never hidden that I considerso-called Digital Rights Management (DRM) to be dishonest, oftencalling it Dishonest Relationship Misinformation. I...

December 12th, 2010 RUSSELL MCORMOND
What if I was the Bill C-32 lead from the Official Opposition Liberals?

What if I was the Bill C-32 lead from the Official Opposition Liberals?

On Thursday I met for a half hour with Pablo Rodriguez, MP for the Quebec riding of Honoré-Mercier,and the Heritage...

October 1st, 2010 RUSSELL MCORMOND
Copyright: Get It Right, by not following Access Copyright proposals

Copyright: Get It Right, by not following Access Copyright proposals

CollectiveSociety Access Copyright, a business model intermediaryused by some creators, has launched a C-32related campaign website where they are critical...

September 21st, 2010 RUSSELL MCORMOND
The BSA needs a time machine, not copyright reform

The BSA needs a time machine, not copyright reform

The BSA (Business Software Alliance, orBad Statistics Alliance, depending on who you talk to) have releasedyetanother one of their comical...

September 18th, 2010 RUSSELL MCORMOND
The long computer registry and IT control

The long computer registry and IT control

When meeting with some members ofparliament I have useda gun control analogy to explain digital locks applied tocommunications technology. A...

September 8th, 2010 RUSSELL MCORMOND
Jailbreaking must be legal, but should you do it?

Jailbreaking must be legal, but should you do it?

You will be hard pressed to findsomeone who find the practise of applying technology locks to someoneelses property more reprehensible...

September 7th, 2010 RUSSELL MCORMOND
The most objectionable aspect of the Copyright debate

The most objectionable aspect of the Copyright debate

For those who did not know, AccessCopyright, which represents a limitedsubset set of Canadian creators and publishers, hasproposed (and will...

August 18th, 2010 RUSSELL MCORMOND
Is there a copy left vs copy right?

Is there a copy left vs copy right?

When I first heard a group outside ofthe Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) orCreative Commons movement use the word...

June 26th, 2010 RUSSELL MCORMOND
Differentiating allies and opponents in the Copyright debate

Differentiating allies and opponents in the Copyright debate

Copyright is often claimed to be abalance between rights-holders’ interests on the one hand and theinterests of users and society...

June 18th, 2010 RUSSELL MCORMOND