Archive for January 12th, 2012

Is the Trans Pacific Partnership a Re-writing of NAFTA?

Peter Clark offers excellent insight and analysis into the Trans Pacific Partnership, including Canada’s motivation for participating and the key issues at stake.

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January 12, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Wanted: New CRTC Chair

The government has posted a notice of vacancy for the CRTC chair position.

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January 12, 2012 6 comments Must Reads

Music Industry Sues Government of Ireleand Over Copyright Reform

The major record labels have filed a lawsuit against the Government of Ireland over delays in introducing legislation permitting ISPs to block access to websites. Record label executives complain that the government has not shared advance copies of proposed legislation and so filed a lawsuit instead.

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January 12, 2012 1 comment Must Reads

KEI on Canada’s Entry to TPP Negotiations

KEI has responded to the USTR’s request for comment on Canada’s proposed entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Its response identifies several issues including concerns over the inclusion of copyright term in the agreement.

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January 12, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Lockdown: The Coming War on General-Purpose Computing

Cory Doctorow has an exceptional essay on the legislative and political battles that start with copyright but don’t end there.

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January 12, 2012 1 comment Must Reads