Archive for May 14th, 2009

Brazil to Submit WBU Treaty Proposal to WIPO

Jamie Love reports that the Government of Brazil has agreed to submit the World Blind Union proposal for a treaty for the blind to the World Intellectual Property Organization.  Brazil will encourage other countries to support the proposal.

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Report Shows Canada Declining As Source of P2P Infringement Claims

BayTSP, a U.S. firm that identifies and tracks copyright content on behalf of major movie and music interests, has released its annual report on online trends (the study is not online, but they did send me a copy and Ars Technica, Torrent Freak, and P2PNet have reports).  The report is […]

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May 14, 2009 7 comments News

IOC Approves Athlete Blogging Policy for Vancouver 2010 Games

The Sports Journalists' Association reports that the International Olympic Committee has issued a four-page guide that permits the athlete blogs at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.  The rules include a broad range of restrictions, including no sound, video, photographs of Olympic action or medal ceremonies, no interviews or news about […]

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MEP Urges Action Against France For Violating EU Law With Three Strikes Rule

UPI reports that a member of the European Parliament says he will urge legal action against France for adopting the three-strikes rule. French Socialist MEP Guy Bono says he will to ask the European Commission, which has consistently supported the parliament's position against Internet access cut-offs, to initiate a lawsuit […]

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China Opposes Extension of IGF Mandate

The Internet Governance Project reports that China has announced that it opposes extending the five year mandate of the Internet Governance Forum.

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