Earlier this year, I appeared at the European Parliament’s INTA Committee Workshop on ACTA where I reached the following conclusion: This report concludes that ACTA’s harm greatly exceeds its potential benefits. Given ACTA’s corrosive effect on transparency in international negotiations, the damage to international intellectual property institutions, the exclusion of […]
Archive for May 10th, 2012
Industry Committee Launches New Study on Intellectual Property
The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, fresh off its e-commerce study, kicks off a new study on intellectual property this morning. The study will apparently focus on “the important role of intellectual property in Canadian innovation and leading edge technology.” Today’s hearing will feature witnesses from CIPO and […]
USTR Ambassador “Offended” By TPP Transparency Concerns
USTR Ambassador Ron Kirk has responded to a letter signed by dozens of legal academics (I signed on) expressing concern with the lack of transparency associated with the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. Kirk says he is “strongly offended by the assertion that our process has been non-transparent and lacked public […]
ACTA is Not Dead
EDRI has a strong editorial that points out that while ACTA is damaged in Europe, it is not dead yet. The editorial comes as Switzerland announces that it is delaying plans to sign ACTA.