IP Watch reports on this week's European public consultation on ACTA. European officials confirmed that ACTA is a response to the difficulty of promoting an IP enforcement agenda at the WTO and WIPO. The officials also highlighted some substantive divisions between the negotiating partners. Two in particular jump out – […]
Archive for April 22nd, 2009
The Entertainment Software Association conducted a major lobbying event this week in Ottawa, using it to promote copyright reform and the reintroduction of C-61-like provisions. Conservative MP Mike Lake, the Parliamentary Secretary to Industry Minister Tony Clement, said that the bill is a priority for the government.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told an MPAA dinner that Canada needs stronger intellectual property laws.
Cory Doctorow posts a great piece on the copyfight, battles at WIPO, and the future fight over ACTA.
Howard Knopf notes that the Government is officially advertising for new members of the Copyright Board of Canada. This year there could be up to four vacancies.