Archive for October 12th, 2010

ACTA Conclusion Leaves Flexibility for Made-in-Canada Approach

Negotiations on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement concluded earlier this month, with Canada, the United States, the European Union, and a handful of other countries releasing the text of a near-complete agreement.  While several key issues are still unresolved, no further negotiation rounds are planned as participants plan to use the coming weeks to iron out the remaining differences.

My weekly technology law column (Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) notes that for many Canadians, a core concern with the agreement was the possibility that it could severely limit the ability to establish a made-in-Canada approach on copyright and intellectual property policy.  Indeed, NDP Digital Affairs Critic Charlie Angus raised the issue in the House of Commons last year, noting that ACTA could undermine domestic policy.

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October 12, 2010 14 comments Columns

ACTA Conclusion Leaves Flexibility for Made-in-Canada Approach

Appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on October 12, 2010 as Counterfeiting Treaty Leaves Room for Made-in-Canada Approach Negotiations on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement concluded earlier this month, with Canada, the United States, the European Union, and a handful of other countries releasing the text of a near-complete agreement.  While several […]

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The Economist on the State of the Music Industry

The Economist features a lengthy examination of the state of music industry, concluding that the “music business is surprisingly healthy, and becoming more so.”  It notes that “rising income from live performance, merchandising, sponsorship, publishing, online streaming and emerging markets has come to counterbalance losses from declining CD sales.”

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European Parliament Members Ask for Review Of ACTA’s Privacy Implications

Several Members of the European Parliament have written to the Article 29 Working Party to obtain an expert opinion on ACTA’s privacy and data protection implications.

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U.S. Senator Seeks Legal Review of ACTA

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden has asked that the American Law Division of the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress undertake and provide to Congress an independent determination on the domestic impact of ACTA.

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