Archive for September 19th, 2012

CIRA Election Opens Today: I Need Your Support to Help Bring the Public Interest Back to CIRA

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, which manages the dot-ca domain, opens its board of directors election at noon ET today.  CIRA members are eligible to vote from September 19th until September 26th, with five seats at stake – two member-nominated seats and three nominating-committee seats. I am on the ballot […]

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September 19, 2012 12 comments News

Dutch Government Says No CETA With ACTA Provisions

The Dutch government has confirmed that it will not sign a Canada – EU Trade Agreement that includes provisions found in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

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September 19, 2012 2 comments Must Reads

Will ACTA Ever Become a Valid Treaty?

IP Watch considers whether the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has the necessary support to obtain six ratifications to take effect. Thus far, only Japan has ratified the agreement.

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September 19, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Economist on Trade Deals and Patent Protection

The Economist speaks out on the dangers of using trade agreements to increase patent protections, stating that “America should not use trade deals to swaddle drugmakers in excessive patent protections.” The comments focus on India and the U.S, but could easily be applied to the Canada – EU Trade Agreement.

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September 19, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads