Archive for July 16th, 2010

Canada at the ACTA Negotiations: Canadian Proposals in the Current Draft

The leaked version of the latest ACTA draft helpfully includes country positions, information that was scrubbed from the official release last April.  As I noted yesterday, much of the debate boils down to U.S. and European proposals with the remaining ACTA countries picking sides.  Jonathan O’Hara, one of my research students this summer, has helped compile a list of the Canadian positions where negotiators have failed to reach consensus.  It is notable that most Canadian positions seek to limit the scope of ACTA or incorporate some balancing provisions.

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July 16, 2010 10 comments News

Canadian Independent Music Association Laments Absence of Three Strikes

The Canadian Independent Music Association, formerly CIRPA, has posted its submission to the digital economy strategy consultation.  CIMA says that Bill C-32 “pales by comparison” with the U.K. Digital Economy bill, noting that their legislation includes three strikes language.  The CIMA submission rejects concerns about due process in disconnecting Canadians […]

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July 16, 2010 14 comments Must Reads

Weatherall on the Key Developments in Latest ACTA Draft

Kim Weatherall has a must-read post that identifies the key changes in the latest ACTA draft that was leaked earlier this week.

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July 16, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

How Will ACTA Affect UK Law

Andres Guadamuz examines how ACTA would affect UK law.  His conclusion: “Be afraid.  Be very afraid.”

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July 16, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Directors Guild of Canada Calls for Net Neutrality Monitoring

The Directors Guild of Canada digital economy strategy submission calls on the government to require the CRTC to monitor ISP compliance with its traffic management guidelines.

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July 16, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads