As public discussion and media coverage of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement continues to mount (Search Engine, Angus editorial), it is worth considering whether Canada will play host to an ACTA meeting next year. The locations and dates for the next two meetings in 2010 have already been disclosed: Mexico (week […]
Archive for December 9th, 2009
Angus Op-Ed on ACTA
The Georgia Straight features an editorial on ACTA by NDP MP Charlie Angus. His conclusion: the Tories have to come clean on ACTA. This treaty spells bad news for citizens, democratic rights, and the development of an innovation agenda. Canadian citizens need to get active and fight back. As it […]
Search Engine on ACTA
TVO's Search Engine turns to ACTA this week with an interview with me on the latest developments and the implications for future Canadian copyright policy.
U.S. Lobbyist: Copyright Buys Buy American Provision Win
The Globe and Mail and Howard Knopf report on a talk from U.S. trade lobbyist Scotty Greenwood, in which she urged Canadians to enact U.S.-style copyright reforms. Greenwood argued that progress on that issue would result in movement on the "Buy American" provisions that have cropped up in the United […]