Post Tagged with: "copyrightCounterfeiting"

The ACTA Leak

I've received a huge number of emails referencing the leak of a document that outlines possible provisions in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.  The leaked document has been circulating around for some time and it is not clear who is the original source (ie. government or trade group).  Regardless, it reinforces […]

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May 23, 2008 20 comments News

DFAIT’s Consultation on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

The DFAIT consultation period on the anti-counterfeiting trade agreement has now closed.  David Fewer and CIPPIC produced an exceptionally good submission.  My more modest effort is posted below:

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May 1, 2008 9 comments News

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Moves Forward

The DFAIT consultation on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has still not concluded (you have until April 30th to file a submission), yet reports now indicate that the negotiations are moving forward at a rapid clip.  The European Council of Ministers have reportedly given their approval to the treaty which will […]

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April 17, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

CRIA Announces Shut Down of Canadian Counterfeiting Operation

I'm at Canadian Music Week in Toronto this week (where a representative of the RIAA urged Canadians to increase the "hassle" factor of P2P by launching lawsuits and polluting the P2P networks with fake files) where CRIA just issued a press release heralding the shut down and arrest of a […]

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March 6, 2008 12 comments News

Deconstructing Counterfeit Software Claims

Felix Salmon debunks recent claims of a $500 million seizure of counterfeit software, demonstrating why the claims are enormously overstated.

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August 1, 2007 1 comment Must Reads