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IT Business on Conference Board of Canada IP Reports

IT Business covers the release of the new Conference Board of Canada report on intellectual property.

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February 18, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Year in Tech Law and Policy: My Annual A to Z Review

The past twelve months in law and technology were exceptionally active, with new legislation, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearings, national consultations, and very public battles over digital issues. My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) takes a look back at 2009 from A to Z: A […]

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December 28, 2009 4 comments Columns

The Letters of the Law: 2009 in Tech Law and Policy

Appeared in the Toronto Star on December 28, 2009 as Technology Gives the Law a Workout in 2009 The past twelve months in law and technology were exceptionally active, with new legislation, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearings, national consultations, and very public battles over digital issues. A look back […]

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December 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Hill Times Features Op-Ed Copyright Lobby Recycling

The Hill Times features a full-page opinion piece (sub req) (PDF version) based on my recent post on copyright lobby policy laundering. 

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July 2, 2009 7 comments News
Unravelling the Canadian Copyright Policy Laundering Strategy

Unravelling the Canadian Copyright Policy Laundering Strategy

The Conference Board of Canada plagiarism and undue influence story – which with the Board's report and overdue apology to Curtis Cook will now go on hiatus until new reports are issued in the fall – has obviously attracted considerable interest.  Looking back, while plagiarism is rare, it is the public airing of the copyright lobby policy laundering effort that is the far more important development. 

This lengthy post seeks to unravel the effort further by demonstrating how there has been a clear strategy of deploying seemingly independent organizations to advance the same goals, claims, arguments, and recommendations.  Over the past three years, this strategy has played out with multiple reports, each building on the next with a steady stream of self-citation.  The following diagram highlights the key players:

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June 24, 2009 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA