Archive for June 14th, 2007

A Similar Plan

Today business and entertainment groups called on a government to address piracy and counterfeiting claiming that "our law enforcement resources are seriously misaligned. If you add up all the various kinds of property crimes in this country, everything from theft, to fraud, to burglary, bank-robbing, all of it, it costs the country $16 billion a year. But intellectual property crime runs to hundreds of billions [of dollars] a year."  The groups unveiled a six-point plan that includes:

  • increasing investigative and enforcement resources;
  • strengthening enforcement of counterfeiting laws at borders;
  • increasing penalties for trafficking in counterfeit and pirated goods;
  • improving federal coordination of IP enforcement efforts;
  • reforming civil and judicial processes to combat organized criminal trafficking; and
  • consumer education.

The country? 

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June 14, 2007 2 comments News

Foreign Affairs Launches IP Public Consultation

The Department of Foreign Affairs has launched a public consultation on Canadian views on intellectual property interests in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean Community.  Although the consultation is clearly aimed at the corporate sector and the protection of Canadian IP in those countries, there is the […]

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June 14, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

Movie Camcording Bill Clears Debate, Hearings, and Three Readings in 80 Minutes

Bill C-59, the anti-camcording bill, blazed through the House of Commons yesterday.  The bill was debated and given all three readings (hearings were deemed unnecessary) in only 80 minutes, less time than it takes to actually watch most movies.  The bill is now at the Senate awaiting approval.  Justice Minister […]

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June 14, 2007 8 comments News

CRTC Chair Von Finckenstein on Broadcast and Telecom

CRTC Chair Konrad Von Finckenstein has had a busy week with major speeches on broadcast and telecom.

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June 14, 2007 3 comments Must Reads

Privacy Commish Ordered to Appear Before Air India Inquiry

The inquiry chair has ordered Commissioner Stoddart to appear following comments in the media on the no-fly list.

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June 14, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads