CRIA' s reaction to the Kazaa ruling provides a helpful advance preview of its likely comments before the parliamentary committee reviewing Bill C-60. The release applauds the Kazaa decision (CRIA was ready for this one as its PR firm emailed journalists on Friday with offers to comment on the decision), […]
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Bill C-60 A Missed Opportunity
My regular Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version, homepage version) examines Bill C-60, Canada's new copyright reform bill. I argue that the bill represents a missed opportunity.
While some of provisions strike an admirable balance, those that are ostensibly designed to facilitate technology-based education and the digital delivery of library materials fall far short of their goal by hobbling any new rights with suffocating restrictions that render the provisions practically useless.
The Copyright Reform Process
With the Canadian goverment likely to introduce a copyright bill this week, the Hill Times features an op-ed I wrote on the forthcoming process.
IP Bullied List Needed To Counter U.S. Trade and IP Linkage
My weekly Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version, homepage version) focuses on the recent USTR Special 301 report and its specific criticisms of Canada's copyright plans. The column highlights the gradual escalation of U.S. linkage of trade and intellectual property protection and calls for the creation of new IP Bullied List that would include at least a dozen countries bullied into agreeing to stronger IP laws, along with a Bullied Watch List that would include dozens of countries currently negotiating similar trade agreements.
Copyright Reform and the Canadian Medical Community
The Canadian Medical Association Journal features my opinion piece on the impact of potential copyright reform on the medical community.