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Developing Canada’s Intellectual Property Agenda

Canada Among Nations (2007)Together with my colleague Jeremy deBeer, I recently contributed an essay titled Developing Canada’s Intellectual Property Agenda to the annual Canada Among Nations (2007).  Our article, which is available online in PDF or via SSRN, argues that Canada should lead by example on intellectual property by adopting flexible, balanced policies that can serve as a model for many other similarly situated countries.  For example, we note that on the international stage, Canada is ideally suited to break from the developed world pack by assuming a leadership role as part of the WIPO Development Agenda.  We also identify at least five areas should be addressed on the domestic front – more flexible fair dealing, a Canadian-based approach to WIPO Internet treaty implementation, protection for and

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