Post Tagged with: "Copyright Columns"

Why Canada should follow U.K., not U.S., on copyright

Canadian artists have enjoyed unprecedented international critical and commercial success in recent years. From Avril Lavigne to Yann Martel to Denys Arcand, Canadians have won Grammys, Bookers, and Oscars and have demonstrated that our best belong on the world stage.   Notwithstanding these headline-grabbing success stories, wider success for the […]

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October 3, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Will copyright treaty benefit Canadians?

As the Internet began to emerge as a powerful new communication tool in the mid-1990s, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a United Nations agency, moved quickly to establish two new treaties designed to address the copyright complications created by the online world.   The WIPO Copyright Treaty and the […]

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November 3, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Why we must stand on guard over copyright

As a trading nation, Canadians have considerable experience with negotiating trade agreements. From the Auto Pact in the 1960s, to the U.S.—Canada Free Trade Agreement in the 1980s, we have relied on trade deals to facilitate economic growth and to encourage exports of everything from cars to forestry.   In […]

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October 19, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive