Post Tagged with: "a2k"

Taking User Rights Seriously: Two Weeks That Changed Canadian Copyright Law

I delivered a keynote speech titled Taking User Rights Seriously: The Two Weeks That Changed Canadian Copyright as part of the 3rd Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest at the University of Cape Town.

Two weeks changed Canadian copyright for the foreseeable future. In a single day, the Supreme Court of Canada’ ruled on five copyright cases. This was  just weeks after the Canadian government passed long-awaited copyright reform legislation. This talk examines the decade-long process that resulted in a seismic shift in Canadian copyright law toward user rights.

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December 11, 2013 Comments are Disabled Conferences, Keynote Speaking, Video

Progress at WIPO

The EFF and Jamie Love report on the surprising (and encouraging) progress on the WIPO Development Agenda this week in  Geneva.

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February 23, 2007 Comments are Disabled News


The Copy/South Research Group has produced a fascinating dossier on copyright concerns in the developing world that crystallizes many of the concerns in the south and north.

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May 17, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

A2K Rising

I spent the Friday and Saturday at Yale Law School’s Access to Knowledge conference. It is still early days in this movement, but witnessing the growth of the network and commitment to this issue is incredibly exciting.  The conference has a detailed wiki for those interested in the panels, which […]

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April 23, 2006 1 comment News

WSIS, WIPO Meetings Highlight Growing Digital Policy Divide

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available hyperlinked version) focuses on this month's WSIS and WIPO meetings in Geneva. While the meetings are distinct, both reflect the developing world's increasing frustration with global rules that have an enormous impact on technological development everywhere yet were crafted primarily […]

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September 18, 2005 1 comment Columns