Archive for January 4th, 2011

2010 CLawBies – Canadian Law Blog Awards

I was honoured to learn on New Year’s Eve that this blog has won the newly-named Fodden Award for Best Canadian Law Blog as part of the 2010 CLawBies. Many thanks to the organizers and congratulations to all winners, finalists, and nominees.

Read more ›

January 4, 2011 2 comments Must Reads

Vancouver Sun: Copyright fees Could Force Universities to Embrace Digital Age

The Vancouver Sun picks up on my earlier column on how Canadian universities may increasingly shift toward using technology to deliver materials in light of fees demanded by Access Copyright.  Macleans also covered the same issue last week and Osgoode Hall Dean Lorne Sossin predicts that this year could be […]

Read more ›

January 4, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

U.S. Plans for a Special 301 Report on GMOs?

Wikileaks has posted a 2007 cable from the U.S. embassy in France that recommends creating a “retaliation list” against countries opposed to genetically modified crops.  The plan to target countries on the GMO issue is reminiscent of similar efforts on intellectual property laws, that lead to the annual Special 301 […]

Read more ›

January 4, 2011 3 comments Must Reads

Controversial Provisions in Olympic Marks Protection Law Expires

The Toronto Sun notes that the controversial provisions in the Olympic marks legislation – enacted to guard against ambush marketing in advance of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics – expired at the end of 2010.  I wrote about the legislation here.

Read more ›

January 4, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

Copyright Predictions for 2011

Howard Knopf posts 12 copyright law and reform predictions for 2011, with an emphasis on Canada.

Read more ›

January 4, 2011 1 comment Must Reads