Friday January 15, 2016

Public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules includes a questionnaire for stakeholders.

Over the last two decades, digital technology and the Internet have reshaped the ways in which content is created, distributed, and accessed. New opportunities have materialised for those that create and produce content (e.g. a film, a novel, a song), for new and existing distribution platforms, for institutions such as libraries, for activities such as research and for citizens who now expect to be able to access content – for information, education or entertainment purposes – regardless of geographical borders.

This new environment also presents challenges. One of them is for the market to continue to adapt to new forms of distribution and use. Another one is for the legislator to ensure that the system of rights, limitations to rights and enforcement remains appropriate and is adapted to the new environment. This consultation focuses on the second of these challenges: ensuring that the EU copyright regulatory framework stays fit for purpose in the digital environment to support creation and innovation, tap the full potential of the Single Market, foster growth and investment in our economy and promote cultural diversity.

(Source: From the introduction)

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Monday January 04, 2016

Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System is a new database, provided by the Government of Canada.

ATRIS is a Web-based information system intended to map out the location of Aboriginal communities and display information pertaining to their potential or established Aboriginal or treaty rights. Users can search this information by:

  • Using the search tab and entering the name of an Aboriginal community or organization, or other keywords (e.g., treaty, agreement, claim, assertion, band number, place name, postal code, map coordinates, etc.) and pressing the Search button to find the appropriate information; or,
  • Using one of the selection tools on the interactive map to define a search area (e.g., point, line, polygon); and pressing the map’s Search button, or,
  • Selecting types of information in the content/legend to be displayed as a highlighted area on the interactive map.

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Wednesday August 26, 2015

The John Howard Society has released a new report "Unlocking change: de-criminalizing mental illness in Ontario".

The report focuses on the number of inmates in Ontario prisons that are mentally ill.

Watch this video from CTV News.

(Source: CTV Toronto)

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