The Constitutional Court of Kenya has blocked the government from implementing that country's Anti-Counterfeiting Act as it applies to generic medicines. The law has been challenged as unconstitutional on the grounds that it endangers lives by arbitrarily denying access to affordable generic medications.
Archive for April, 2010
The Canadian government has posted a French language version of ACTA. An English version was widely circulated earlier this week, but Canada may have taken the initiative to have it translated.
There is lots of coverage of ACTA in the wake of the official release of the draft text. Notable comments include: Margot Kaminski at Balkanization Sean Flynn's analysis at PIJIP CCIA response Story on NPR Rob Pegoraro at the Washington Post Ars Technica: ACTA Arrives Andres Gaudamuz on ACTA and […]
The Government of India has just introduced a major new copyright reform package. Of particular note from a Canadian perspective are the approaches to fair dealing and anti-circumvention. On fair dealing, the provision is expanded to cover "private and personal use." On anti-circumvention, the bill is consistent with implementing the […]