Archive for April 22nd, 2009

The European ACTA Consultation

IP Watch reports on this week's European public consultation on ACTA.  European officials confirmed that ACTA is a response to the difficulty of promoting an IP enforcement agenda at the WTO and WIPO.   The officials also highlighted some substantive divisions between the negotiating partners.  Two in particular jump out – […]

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April 22, 2009 3 comments News

Entertainment Software Association Lobbies For Reintroduction Of C-61

The Entertainment Software Association conducted a major lobbying event this week in Ottawa, using it to promote copyright reform and the reintroduction of C-61-like provisions.  Conservative MP Mike Lake, the Parliamentary Secretary to Industry Minister Tony Clement, said that the bill is a priority for the government.

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April 22, 2009 11 comments News

Biden Calls Out Canada on IP Protection

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told an MPAA dinner that Canada needs stronger intellectual property laws.

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April 22, 2009 7 comments News

Doctorow Says Bring It On

Cory Doctorow posts a great piece on the copyfight, battles at WIPO, and the future fight over ACTA.

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April 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

Copyright Board of Canada Looking for Board Members

Howard Knopf notes that the Government is officially advertising for new members of the Copyright Board of Canada.  This year there could be up to four vacancies.

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April 22, 2009 1 comment News