Reports indicate that the European Union is set to provide an 80 billion euro boost to open access by making open access publishing the norm for its Horizon 2020 research program.
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The reason for the omissions are essential to understanding one of the primary sticking points with CETA. While the government says the deal is 75% completed, negotiators have consistently indicated that they left the toughest issues to the end. Those include rules of origin, agriculture, immigration and visa issues, and intellectual property.
The CETA intellectual property chapter leaked in 2010, revealing that the EU is seeking a complete overhaul of Canada’s IP laws. Initial demands on copyright included:
The European Union has announced plans to tackle data roaming fees by establishing a cap of the costs per MB charged to consumers. An OECD study recently found that Canadians face some of the highest roaming fees in the developed world.
David Hammerstein reports that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has been determined to be a “mixed agreement.” This means that the agreement must be approved by both the EU and by the 27 member states. That suggests a long process to obtain individual parliamentary approval throughout the EU (the EU Council […]
European Commissioner Neelie Kroes has called for a change in approach on copyright and orphan works to foster bringing more cultural content online. In a speech today, she stated “we must move away from the current playing field for specialists in copyright law. It is high time to understand that, […]