Canada’s Last Mover Advantage

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the issue of Canadian ratification of the WIPO Internet treaties in light of a recent parliamentary committee's demand for ratification within months. The column argues that Canada enjoys a last mover advantage by having moved slowly on treaty ratification, which raises significant concerns on issues such as technical protection measures and private copying. 

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