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Michael Geist's Blog

United Airlines Sues Canadian Prof Over Untied.com

United Airlines is suing a McGill professor over Untied.com, a 15-year old site devoted to complaints about the airline.
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Conservatives Defeat Bill Promoting Developing World Access to Generic Drugs

The Conservative government has defeated a bill designed to amend the Access to Medicines Regime that allows for enhanced access to generic pharmaceuticals in the developing world. Despite the fact that other countries are doing far more to support access, Industry Minister Christian Paradis claimed the bill would violate WIPO standards.
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Open Call for Creative Commons Canada Advisory Board

Creative Commons Canada and its affiliate organizations, Athabasca University, BCcampus, and the Samuelson Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) are inviting expressions of interest from individuals for inclusion on the inaugural Creative Commons Canada Advisory Board. If you're interested, act quickly as the deadline is November 30th.
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Reports Say No Intellectual Property Chapter in Canada - India Trade Agreement

iPolitics reports that India is resisting the inclusion of an intellectual property chapter in the proposed Canada - India Trade Agreement. Canada is promoting the inclusion of an IP chapter, but India (with a very large generic pharmaceutical industry and a far larger film industry) has yet to agree.
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