Archive for March, 2009

Australia Consults on IP Again

Kim Weatherall notes that Australia has launched another intellectual property consultation, with comments due in early May.  While some criticize the failure to enact Canadian IP reforms, it is the failure to consult Canadians – while countries like Australia repeatedly ask for public views – that is particularly discouraging.

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March 30, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

GhostNet Garners Global Headlines

Congratulations to Ron Deibert, Greg Walton, and Nart Villeneuve for their research into a global cyber-spy network that may originate out of China.  The Globe and Mail has audio interviews and further coverage.

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March 30, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

NY Times on Newspapers in Europe

The NY Times has an interesting story on the success of the European newspaper industry, while the North American industry struggles.

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March 30, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Battle Over Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty Heats Up

Appeared in the Toronto Star on March 30, 2009 as Anti-counterfeiting Treaty Talks Heat Up Next week, the Department of Foreign Affairs will conduct one of the stranger consultations in recent memory.  Officials have invited roughly 70 stakeholder groups to discuss an international intellectual property treaty that the U.S. regards […]

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March 30, 2009 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

European Parliament Rejects Three Strikes and You’re Out Approach

Days after New Zealand dropped its support for the "three strikes and you're out" approach (also known as "graduated response") that would see ISPs terminate subscribers on the basis of three unproven allegations of copyright infringement, the European Parliament has similarly rejected the proposed approach.  Le Quadrature du Net reports […]

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March 26, 2009 6 comments News