Archive for March, 2007

Industry Committee Recommends Withdrawal of Telecom Reform Plan

The Standing Committee on Industry, Science, and Technology today tabled its report on telecom deregulation.  The report is very short (one paragraph) and to the point.  The Committee: recommends that the Minister of Industry withdraw the order varying Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-15 and table in Parliament a comprehensive package of […]

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March 30, 2007 2 comments News

Hockey Fight in Canada

Oiumet calls attention to a CBC legal demand against Hockey Fight in Canada, a parody site selling T-shirts.  The posting includes a full text copy of the letter that demands that the site stop operating, presumably without a fight.

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March 30, 2007 3 comments Must Reads

Oda and the CMA

The Ottawa Citizen covers Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda's appearance at the Canadian Museum Association's annual meeting, which apparently included the presentation of a boomerang, to emphasize that her election promises had come back to haunt her.  Oda refused to accept the boomerang and left soon after without comment.  Meanwhile, […]

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March 30, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

More Olympic Word Ownership

I have covered Bill C-47, the Olympic Corporate Sponsor Protection Act, in several postings (here and here).  The Vancouver Sun has fascinating article that demonstrates how C-47 is really just the tip of the iceberg.  It uncovered the list of official marks controlled by the various Canadian Olympic committees.  The list, which some IP lawyers argue represents a misuse of Section 9 of the Trademark Act, includes:

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March 29, 2007 1 comment News

TPM Petition Presented in the House of Commons

NDP MP Charlie Angus yesterday presented a petition focused on TPMs to the House of Commons.  The petitioners call upon Parliament to "prohibit the application of a technical protection measure to a device without the informed consent of the owner of the device and to prohibit the conditioning of the […]

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March 29, 2007 1 comment Must Reads