Post Tagged with: "term extension"

Submissions on Canada-EU Trade Deal: Canadian Publishers’ Council Seek Term Extension, Database Rt

Concluding the review of submissions to DFAIT regarding the Canada-EU Trade Agreement, the submission of the Canadian Publishers' Council is important because it highlights the hopes of those lobbying for extensive new copyright reforms.  The submission makes clear that those groups hope that CETA could force Canada into reforms such […]

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January 21, 2010 26 comments News

EU Demands for Trade Deal Would Reshape Canadian IP Law

More than 20 years ago, Canada negotiated a free trade agreement with the United States that attracted enormous public attention.  The first FTA – to be followed a few years later by the North American Free Trade Agreement that brought Mexico into the mix – played a pivotal role in a national election and ultimately resulted in dramatic changes to the economy and Canadian law.

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that earlier this year, Canada and the European Union announced plans to negotiate a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), possibly the biggest Canadian trade negotiations since NAFTA.  The first round of talks took place in Ottawa in October, yet the treaty has generated practically no public scrutiny. That may change following the leak last week of the European Union's proposed intellectual property chapter.

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December 21, 2009 18 comments Columns

EU Demands for Trade Deal Would Reshape Canadian IP Law

More than 20 years ago, Canada negotiated a free trade agreement with the United States that attracted enormous public attention.  The first FTA – to be followed a few years later by the North American Free Trade Agreement that brought Mexico into the mix – played a pivotal role in […]

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December 21, 2009 1 comment Columns Archive

The Cost of Copyright Term Extension

The Korea Times reports that South Korea has extended its term of copyright as required by its Free Trade Agreement with the United States.  The government has pledged to allocate 160 billion won for the publishing industry to deal with the increased costs associated with the extension.

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December 19, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Canadian Public Domain Told To Cease and Desist

The International Music Score Library Project was a quiet Canadian success story.  Using wiki technologies, it emerged over the past two years as a leading source of public domain music scores, hosting thousands of scores uploaded by a community of students, teachers, and others in the music community.  The site […]

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October 21, 2007 26 comments News