Archive for April 16th, 2009

ACTA vs. APEC

Earlier this week, I posted an article on how countries negotiating the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement now acknowledge that a prime motivation behind their participation in the negotiations is the avoidance of WIPO.  Interestingly, I recently obtained under the Access to Information Act the Canadian delegation instructions for the APEC Intellectual Property Experts Group (IPEG), meeting held in Taipei in June 2007.  These instructions came just months before the formal announcement of ACTA negotiations and several years after the initial work on ACTA began at the G8.  The instructions include:

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Don’t Leave Canada Behind Campaign

The Globe and Mail reports on the Don't Leave Canada Behind Campaign, which has rallied more than 2,000 researchers against government cuts to scientific research.

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April 16, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

Progress Report on the WIPO Development Agenda

IQ Sensato reports on the latest review of progress on the WIPO Development Agenda.

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