Archive for April 8th, 2010

The Truth About ACTA

Earlier this week, I spoke at a hearing on ACTA at the European Parliament.  Media coverage of the talk is available here.  The slides are posted below with full audio and video to come shortly.

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Clement: Sticking to the Digital Transition Deadline

The Canadian Press reports that Industry Minister Tony Clement remains committed to meeting the digital transition deadline of August 2011.  The change will affect hundreds of thousands of Canadians that access over-the-air television signals.

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Kevin Kelly on Movie Producers Thriving Among Pirates

Kevin Kelly has an interesting post on the movie businesses in India, Nigeria, and China.  The world's three biggest movie producing countries thrive with business models that have adapted to the possibility of little copyright enforcement.

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ACTA’s Injunction and Damages Provisions

KEI has published an exhaustive analysis of ACTA's current injunction and damages provisions, noting that ACTA's injunction provisions are significantly more restrictive than the provisions found in TRIPs.

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The Trouble With ACTA

Public Knowledge's Sherwin Siy with a good piece on some of the problems with ACTA.  As Sherwin rightly notes, "ACTA's status as a trade negotiation seems less based in the nature of its substance than in the convenience that this designation provides."

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