KEI notes that Pope Benedict XVI has issued an encyclical letter denouncing the excessive zeal for assertions of intellectual property rights in knowledge. The Pope states "on the part of rich countries there is excessive zeal for protecting knowledge through an unduly rigid assertion of the right to intellectual property, […]
Archive for July 8th, 2009
Pirate Party MEP Christian Engström has an op-ed in the Financial Times on how copyright laws now threaten online freedoms.
IP Watch reports that three Kenyan AIDS patients have launched a constitutional challenge against that country's anti-counterfeiting legislation on the grounds that it may deny them access to generic medicines.
- The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 63: Ontario Privacy Commissioner Patricia Kosseim on the COVID Alert App
- The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 62: Colin Bennett on What the Schrems II Decision Means for Global Data Transfers and Canadian Privacy Law
- Why I Installed the COVID Alert App
- A Quarter-Billion Dollar Bag of Beans: Responding to Ken Whyte’s Attack on Library Book Loans
- The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 61: Senator James Cowan on the Extraordinary Battle for a Genetic Anti-Discrimination Law in Canada