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VANOC Looking for Word Watchdog

Fresh off its legislative success, the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee is now looking for a company to "trawl the Internet, scour the media and be on the lookout for any kind of unauthorized use of protected words and symbols."

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July 24, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

More on the Olympic Marks Bill

The Globe and Mail has coverage – I comment along with VANOC and IPIC.

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June 28, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

Movie Piracy and Olympic Marks Bills Receive Royal Assent

Minutes before the Senate shut down for the summer on Friday, both the movie piracy bill (C-59) and the Olympic marks bill (C-47) received royal assent and are now part of the law of the land.

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June 23, 2007 2 comments News

Olympic Marks Legislation Passes House of Commons

One day after Bill C-59 cleared the House of Commons (it had first reading in the Senate yesterday), Bill C-47, the Olympic marks bill, also received unanimous approval.  The final bill includes the parody exception and specific protection for the electronic media.  It now moves to the Senate for final […]

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June 15, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

The New C-47 Provisions

As I blogged earlier this week, the Industry Committee made some noteworthy changes to the Olympic Marks bill.  While the posting focused on the inclusion of protection for parody and electronic media, the revised bill also includes a new provision to protect artistic work that is not produced on a commercial scale.  The two new provisions are:

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June 7, 2007 1 comment News