Archive for January 19th, 2010

iPhone App for Michael Geist Blog

I'm admittedly not sure of the need, but I've released an iPhone app that bring together my blog postings, tweets, Twitter discussion, videos, and copyright postings in one application.

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January 19, 2010 3 comments Must Reads

Submissions on Canada-EU Trade Deal: eBay Canada Warns Against Overbroad IP Provisions

Yesterday I posted on the EU "barrier hymn sheet", a leaked document that discloses EU negotiating strategy on the Canada-EU Trade Agreement IP chapter.  It follows a leaked draft of the EU proposal for the chapter itself, including copyright term extension, anti-circumvention rules, and resale rights.  I also recently obtained a copy of the submission received by the Department of Foreign Affairs as part of its consultation on the proposed agreement.  I'll post highlights from several prominent companies and organizations over the next few days. 

I start with eBay Canada, which clearly has concerns with the proposed agreement and the potential for adverse impacts on Canadian businesses:

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January 19, 2010 3 comments News

ACTA Negotiations, Round 7 Agenda Posted

The next (seventh) round of ACTA negotiations is scheduled for Guadalajara, Mexico next week.  The agenda has now been posted, revealing that the meeting will be the longest yet, with three and a half days devoted to the civil enforcement, border measures, and Internet issues.  There is also an hour […]

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January 19, 2010 2 comments Must Reads

Privacy Commissioner Launches Public Consultation on Emerging Technologies

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has launched a public consultation on emerging technologies, including online tracking, profiling and targeting of consumers by business.  The deadline for written submissions is March 15th.

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January 19, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

Tracking Prorogation Online Activities

The Infoscape Research Lab has posted some interesting charts on online prorogation activities, including breaking participation down by political affiliation and platform.

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January 19, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads