Archive for January, 2011

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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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January 4, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

Public Domain Day 2011

Wallace McLean offers his annual Public Domain Day list of authors whose works entered into the public domain on January 1, 2011.

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