Monday, November 4, 2013

Readings for Nov. 11 - copyright & licensing

This is a long list of readings, but most are quite short and a number are websites to skim...

Geist, M. (2013) Introduction. The copyright pentalogy. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. Free download here:
(10 pages - brief introduction to one of the major currents in Canadian copyright law)

Government of Canada (2013). Crown copyright and licensing. Website. Retrieved Nov. 2013 from

Government of Canada (2013). Open government license consultation report. Website. Retrieved Nov. 2013 from
-  see also Scassa, T. (2012). Canada's new draft open government license. Retrieved Nov. 2013 from

U.S. Government (n.d.). Copyright and other rights pertaining to U.S. government works. Website. Retrieved Nov. 2013 from

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (n.d.). What is intellectual property? Website. Retrieved Nov. 2013 from

McLaren, C. (n.d.). Copyrights and copywrongs: interview with Siva Vaidhyanathan. Stay free! 20. Retrieved Nov. 2013 from
(Recommended: Vaidhyanathan's books Copyrights and Copywrongs, or The Anarchist in the Library.

Simeone, T. (2004). Indigeneous traditional knowledge and intellectual property rights. Ottawa: Parliament of Canada. Retrieved Nov. 2013 from

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