Archive for June 23rd, 2007

Movie Piracy and Olympic Marks Bills Receive Royal Assent

Minutes before the Senate shut down for the summer on Friday, both the movie piracy bill (C-59) and the Olympic marks bill (C-47) received royal assent and are now part of the law of the land.

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June 23, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

Government Says No Further Copyright Reform in the Criminal Code

During the Senate debate over Bill C-59, a Conservative Senator was asked this week whether the government has any intention of putting other copyright infringement activities under the Criminal Code.  Senator Janis G. Johnson responded no.

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June 23, 2007 3 comments Must Reads

WIPO Broadcasting Treaty Fails to Progress

Good news from Geneva this week where the proposed Broadcasting Treaty failed to generate much support.  A diplomatic conference for 2007 is now off the table.  Reports from IP Watch, EFF, KEI, and Howard Knopf.

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June 23, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads