Post Tagged with: "lobbying"

Visualizing Canadian Lobbying

This is a great post that maps current Canadian departmental lobbying priorities.

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August 25, 2009 1 comment News

CRIA and CMPDA Step Up Canadian Copyright Lobby Campaign

While CRIA may be preparing a "grassroots" campaign to promote DMCA-style copyright reform, it is unsurprisingly not waiting for that effort to take hold.  According to the latest lobbying reports filed with the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying, CRIA and CMPDA have been among the most active on the […]

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April 17, 2009 9 comments News

CRIA Leads the Way on January Copyright Lobbying

The latest round of lobbying reports, which covers meetings for registered lobbyists, have been posted online.  The Canadian Recording Industry Association led the way on copyright in January with the following meetings: January 9, 2009 – Barry Sookman meeting with Tanya Peat, policy advisor to Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore […]

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February 27, 2009 2 comments News

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Leads the Way on IP Lobbying

Howard Knopf points to a Hill Times article that quotes Geoff Norquay as stating that the copyright lobby will be out in full force with the resumption of Parliament and that he expects a new bill within months.  Norquay is registered to lobby on copyright on behalf of both Microsoft and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.  While those groups will undoubtedly be active, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has emerged as one of the most active lobbyist on intellectual property.  Despite some dissension within the Chambers themselves, the national body formed a lobby specific group and it has been very active.  Another counterfeiting event is planned for next week where the "best practices" and special presentations come from the United States. 

More interestingly, the Chamber continues to lobby government directly.  According to the latest lobbying reports, Chamber President Perrin Beatty was active late last year, meeting with Assistant Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham to discuss copyright and digital rights management, as well as with senior Industry Canada officials to discuss copyright and the report on intellectual property by McGill professor Robert Gold that concluded that IP laws may be stifling innovation and that increased patent protection may hamper future innovation (the Gold report has also been the subject of an industry-led access to information request).

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January 27, 2009 5 comments News

Copyright Lobbying: September Update

Last month, I posted on the data from the new lobbyist registry that includes reports on meetings with senior government officials.  The first batch of entries included meetings on intellectual property with CRIA, Microsoft, CTVGlobemedia, and Google.  The newest update, which covers the month of August, includes the following new […]

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September 17, 2008 3 comments News