Archive for April, 2010

Kenya Constitutional Court Blocks Anti-Counterfeiting Law

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.

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April 23, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

DFAIT Posts French Language Version of ACTA

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.

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April 23, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

ACTA Analysis Across the Web

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 […]

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April 22, 2010 4 comments News

India Introduces Major Copyright Reform Bill

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 […]

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April 22, 2010 5 comments Must Reads

Globe on Canadian Copyright

The Globe featured two stories on copyright yesterday: one on the levy and another on the consultation and form letters.

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April 22, 2010 1 comment Must Reads