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    Copyright Lobby Groups Want Canada Back on Piracy Watch List

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    Thursday February 14, 2013
    The IIPA, the umbrella lobby group that represents the major movie, music, and entertainment software lobby groups, released its recommendations for the U.S. piracy watch list last week.  Those that thought passing Bill C-11 - the Canadian copyright reform bill that contained some of the most restrictive digital lock rules in the world - would satisfy U.S. groups will be disappointed. The IIPA wants Canada back on the piracy watch list, one notch below the Special Watch List (where the US placed Canada last year).


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    Consumers International Releases 2012 IP Watch List

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    Tuesday April 24, 2012
    With the USTR Special 301 report slated for release next week, Consumers International has released its annual IP Watch List.  It adopts a consumer-oriented perspective, as the best-rated countries tend to be those with the broadest copyright limitations, that allow enough room for innovative reuse of content, and the free use of IP goods within a close circle of family and friends. The top five countries are Israel, Indonesia, India, New Zealand, and the United States.
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