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Michael Geist's Blog

Canadian Government Maps Plan for Future Intellectual Property Reform

The House of Commons may have adjourned for the summer, but just hours before breaking, the government filed its response to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology's report on the Intellectual Property Regime in Canada. That may sound dry, but the document provides a clear indication of what the government has planned for the coming years on IP reform.

  So what's in store? Leaving aside an assortment of promised studies, the government response includes five notable plans (or non-plans).  


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The Trouble with the TPP: The Full Transcript

Earlier this month, I appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade to raise concerns with the Trans Pacific Partnership. I posted my opening remarks here, but a transcript of the full hearing - including questions from Conservative, NDP, and Liberal MPs - is now available online.
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Canadian Government Launches Open Government Licence 2.0

The Canadian government has launched version two of its open government licence.  Discussion and analysis on the licence from Teresa Scassa and Russell McOrmond.
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