Canadian IP Protection Ranked Ahead U.S., Japan, and U.K.

Howard Knopf points to the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report which ranks Canada ahead of the U.S., Japan, and the U.K. for intellectual property protection.

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September 12, 2009 1 comment News

How Crown Copyright Hurts Canadians

VisibleGovernment has a post on crown copyright and why it needs reform.

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September 12, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

The Copyright Consultation: My Submission

For the past several weeks, I have been summarizing the thousands of copyright consultation submissions.  With only three days left in the consultation, it is time to post my full submission (a short version was posted at the very start of the consultation).  It can be downloaded in PDF form or viewed below.  It only takes a single email to register your views.  Whether you use a form letter or craft your own submission, every submission counts.  Speak out on copyright today.

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September 11, 2009 17 comments Committees, News


The CBC reports that Industry Canada spent $1.4 million on the cell phone cost calculator that was scrapped due technical limitations/lobby pressure. I first covered the cancellation in a column last week.

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September 10, 2009 6 comments News

Clement Confirms Timeline for Copyright Bill May Be Spring 2010

Industry Minister Tony Clement has re-affirmed earlier comments that the introduction of a new copyright bill may take until the Spring 2010.  In a Toronto Star interview, Clement emphasizes the need to establish a bill that withstands the test of time and that he'd like a bill this fall but […]

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September 10, 2009 3 comments News