The European Parliament has voted for a proposal to bring more transparency and public access to documents. The resolution includes specific language about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. In particular, it states: Acting in accordance with Article 255(1) of the EC Treaty, the European Commission should immediately make all documents related […]
Archive for March 11th, 2009
CRTC New Media Hearings – Day Eight: ON Min. of Culture, OMDC, ACA, Pelmorex, Stornoway, Score, NHL
Day eight of the CRTC new media hearings were held on Monday with a strong focus on funding Canadian production in the morning and the impact of the wireless gatekeeping in the afternoon. Our coverage has been delayed, so I'm linking to the CRTC transcript of the day's discussion instead.
Rogers Plans ‘Canadian Hulu’
The CBC reports that Rogers told the CRTC New Media hearing today that it plans to launch a new online video platform. The site is being characterized as a Canadian version of Hulu.com. More on the day's hearings soon.
Foreign Affairs Launches Consultation on Canada – India Economic Partnership
The Department of Foreign Affairs has launched a public consultation on plans to negotiate a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with India. Included among the specific issues identified in the consultation are intellectual property rights protections. The deadline for submissions is April 6, 2009.
NZ ISP Rejects Copyright Code
StuffNZ is reporting that TelstraClear, a leading New Zealand ISP, has rejected a copyright code to implement a three-strikes copyright reform. The move may lead to a suspension of the proposed provision.