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175th Wing Airmen Receive COVID-19 Vaccine by Maryland National Guard (CC BY-ND 2.0)

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 81: Why Isn’t Canada Supporting a Proposal to Help Developing Countries Gain Access to COVID-19 Vaccines?

As countries around the globe work to get their citizen vaccinated against COVID-19, a battle over intellectual property rules has emerged at the World Trade Organization. Last year, Canada passed legislation designed to ensure that patents would not pose a barrier to securing supplies of a vaccine or treatment. A year later, developing countries around the world have looked to the WTO to develop similar standards through a waiver process that would speed up access to, and production of, vaccines. Yet the proposal has run into opposition at the WTO, including from Canada.

Thiru Balasubramaniam is the Geneva Representative of Knowledge Ecology International, where he works on IP, health, and trade issues at the WTO, WIPO, and World Health Organization. He joins the Law Bytes podcast to discuss the recent developments at the WTO, the position of developed countries such as Canada, and what this means for global access to critical vaccines.

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March 22, 2021 5 comments Uncategorized
Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights by World Intellectual Property Organization (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 5: “A Huge Threat to How the Internet Functions Now”

Most treaties are negotiated behind closed doors with no text made available until after a deal has been reached. Yet there is a treaty with enormous implications for the Internet, copyright, and broadcasting that has been hidden in plain sight for the better part of two decades. This week, the World Intellectual Property Organization resumes discussions in Geneva on a proposed Broadcasting Treaty. To introduce WIPO, the proposed treaty, and its implications, Jamie Love of Knowledge Ecology International joins this week’s LawBytes podcast. Love warns that the treaty could extend the term of copyright for broadcast content, create a wedge between broadcasters and Internet streaming services, and even result in new restrictions on the use of streaming video.

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April 1, 2019 Comments are Disabled Podcasts

KEI’s Summary of the 15th Round of TPP Talks

KEI has posted a helpful summary of the key developments at the most recent round of negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership.

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December 12, 2012 Comments are Disabled News

KEI on Canada’s Entry to TPP Negotiations

KEI has responded to the USTR’s request for comment on Canada’s proposed entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Its response identifies several issues including concerns over the inclusion of copyright term in the agreement.

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January 12, 2012 Comments are Disabled News

More ACTA Analysis – KEI and Knopf

Great analysis on the latest ACTA draft from KEI (here and here) as well as Howard Knopf, who focuses on “ex officio” enforcement.

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September 13, 2010 Comments are Disabled News