Articles By Rusell McOrmond

Open Access textbooks, provincial ministers of education and Access Copyright

Open Access textbooks, provincial ministers of education and Access Copyright

There is an interesting article by Gale Holland in the Los Angeles Timestalking about the “eye-popping costs” of college and...

August 19th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
US appeals court confirms that conditions of a liberal FLOSS license are enforceable

US appeals court confirms that conditions of a liberal FLOSS license are enforceable

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (considered THE US court for patent, copyright, trademark and related...

August 15th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
Ongoing legal study of “technological measures” done without understanding technology?

Ongoing legal study of “technological measures” done without understanding technology?

In a recent online discussion I was pointed to two academic papers discussing technological measures.Digital Rights Management and the Process...

August 12th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
Unauthorized music filesharing is already infringing in Canada, clarified under C-61

Unauthorized music filesharing is already infringing in Canada, clarified under C-61

There is a common claim you will hear in Canada about musicfilesharing: that the “private copying” regime makes it all...

August 5th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
Access and use "technological measures" – a legal distinction without a technological difference?

Access and use "technological measures" – a legal distinction without a technological difference?

Last Friday I had the opportunity to speak with a lawyer that wastrying to understand the differences between “access controls”...

July 31st, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
Does DRM and anti-circumvention legislation increase unauthorized P2P?

Does DRM and anti-circumvention legislation increase unauthorized P2P?

There is an all too common belief that putting a legal layer around“Digital Rights Management” (DRM) to encourage its usage...

July 29th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
Copyright: locks, levies, lawsuits or licensing? Part 4: licensing

Copyright: locks, levies, lawsuits or licensing? Part 4: licensing

In this series we have been talking about three ways of enforcing copyright: locks (part 1), levies (part 2) and...

July 28th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
Copyright Q-A with Tom King, NDP candidate for Guelph

Copyright Q-A with Tom King, NDP candidate for Guelph

The latest I have read is that by-elections for Guelph,Westmount–Ville-Marie, and Saint Lambert will be called on July 20 witha...

July 17th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
Copyright Q-A with Michael Byers,  presumptive NDP candidate for Vancouver Center

Copyright Q-A with Michael Byers, presumptive NDP candidate for Vancouver Center

A Hill Times article NDP’s ’star’ candidate Byers sets sights on Vancouver Centredescribes how a best-selling author and academic, Michael....

July 15th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
Copyright: locks, levies, lawsuits or licensing? Part 3: lawsuits

Copyright: locks, levies, lawsuits or licensing? Part 3: lawsuits

In this series we have been talking about three ways of enforcing copyright: locks (part 1), levies (part 2) and...

July 14th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond