I appeared yesterday before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
for a hearing on Bill C-8, the anti-counterfeiting bill that has been
placed on the legislative fast-track by the government. The panel also
featured representatives from the Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network,
the Canadian Standards Association, and the Intellectual Property
Institute of Canada. The hearing was cut short by a vote in the House of
Commons, but there was still an opportunity for a ten minute opening
presentation and to address a few questions from the committee members.
My prepared remarks are posted below. Given time constraints and the
comments of the other panel members, there were some adjustments (I
omitted the first section on the scope of counterfeiting and noted that
fellow panel members proposed the precise amendments I was discussing).
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