Mar. 10 Presentation Materials

In advance of my presentation on net neutrality tomorrow, some light watching materials: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU[/youtube] [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkjkQ-wCZ5A[/youtube] [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxXIIMYXFoM[/youtube] This should give you an entertaining overview of the net neutrality debate as it currently stands in the US. I’ll cover most of this briefly at the beginning of my presentation – my main goal was to post a video of the […]

Power Rangers & Fair Use

Some of you may have seen the “grimdark” Power Rangers fan film that has been circulating around the internet lately. It was produced by Adi Shankar, who has produced similar fan films involving copyrighted characters like Venom or The Punisher in the past. The underlying legal justification for doing so is fair use, but as […]

Copyright term extensions might be coming to Canada

This jumps off our discussions from last week. According to this post by Michael Geist, a law professor at the University of Ottawa and one of the foremost Canadian experts in this area, it looks as though Canada may be considering extending its copyright terms as part of its negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty (TPP): “If […]