The Hill Times features a special op-ed I wrote based on my presentation last week at the Public Policy Forum's conference on intellectual property. Getting Beyond Canada's Copyright Myths (Hill Times version (sub required), homepage version) highlights the same five myths discussed in the presentation (video, audio), namely the importance […]
Archive for May, 2008
Appeared in the Hill Times on May 5, 2008 as Getting Beyond Canada's Copyright Myths Video version at Blip.tv Audio version Last week, James Rajotte, the Chair of the Standing Committee on Industry, told a Public Policy Forum conference on intellectual property that Industry Minister Jim Prentice hopes to introduce […]
The CBC is reporting that the Conservative government has quietly killed the CAIRS database, an invaluable source of information that listed virtually all ATIP requests. The database was an essential research tool for more open government and the decision will have an exceptionally damaging effect on government accountability and transparency.
Sources indicate that the Parliamentary IP Caucus, co-chaired by Liberal MP Dan McTeague and Conservative Gord Brown, plan to roll out the welcome mat for the U.S. next Wednesday. The meeting includes a presentation from four representatives from the U.S. Embassy along with a pair of speakers from the Entertainment […]