Kim Weatherall notes that the Australian government has launched a public consultation on its possible involvement in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations. Unlike the Canadian government, which jumped at the chance to join the U.S. in the negotiations with no advance warning and no public discussion, the Australians are taking […]
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The OECD is conducting a major Ministerial conference on the future of the Internet economy in South Korea next year. In advance of that meeting, it has launched a public consultation on the issues.
The OECD has just released its Communications Outlook 2007. The report contains an incredible amount of comparative data on phone, broadband, and broadcast markets in all OECD countries. Each country will look for its own rankings (US, UK, Australia), but there has yet to be much Canadian coverage with the […]
While climate change has dominated the discussion at the G8 meeting in Germany, the summit document includes an ambitious intellectual property agenda. There is the usual talk linking stronger IP to greater innovation and the prospect of greater international IP cooperation and enforcement (as well as an IPR Task Force), yet also noteworthy is an agenda that responds to WIPO and OECD initiatives.
I referenced this report in my posting on Warner Bros., but it merits specific mention as a must-read. The Financial Times reports that the OECD is about to release a report on the impact of global counterfeiting and piracy. It places the impact at $200 billion annually, a far cry […]