Archive for September 7th, 2011

Wikileaks Cables Provide Global Insights on Intellectual Property Issues

My posting on the Wikileaks Canadian copyright cables have generated considerable attention, but there have also been some very notable intellectual property related cables discovered from other countries. They include: numerous cables involving pharmaceutical drugs and trade pressures. Jamie Love has an excellent article on those cables. a cable from […]

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September 7, 2011 6 comments News

Alberta Court Declares Portions of Provincial Privacy Law Unconstitutional

David Fraser reports that the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has ruled that portions of the Personal Information Protection Act (Alberta) are unconstitutional. The Court found that the law violates freedom of expression under Section 2(b) of the Charter and these provisions cannot be justified by Section 1 of the […]

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NDP on the Wikileaks Canadian Copyright Cables

The NDP issued a release yesterday criticizing the government on the revelations found in the Wikileaks cables involving Canada and copyright. The party said the cables paint “an alarming picture.”

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September 7, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

The Washington Declaration on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

The Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, August 25-27, 2011, convened over 180 experts from 32 countries and six continents to help re-articulate the public interest dimension in intellectual property law and policy. This document records the conclusions from the Congress and is now open for endorsements […]

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Rogers Admits It May Be Throttling Online Games

CBC.ca provides a detailed look at the ongoing battle between Rogers and the Canadian Gamers Organization with Rogers admitting to the CRTC that it may be throttling other games besides World of Warcraft and Call of Duty: Black Ops.

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