Post Tagged with: "wilkins"

Canadian Copyright Bill “Weeks Away”

Dierdre McMurdy of the Ottawa Citizen confirms widespread speculation that a copyright bill is only a few weeks away.  The article notes the strong link between the bill and U.S. pressure with reports of meetings between U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins and both Industry Minister Jim Prentice and Canadian […]

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November 16, 2007 10 comments News

Here Comes the DMCA

With U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins looking on, the Conservative government unveiled its Speech from the Throne tonight.  Wilkins and the copyright lobby undoubtedly liked what they heard.  As expected, the government has prioritized copyright reform, promising to "improve the protection of cultural and intellectual property rights in Canada, […]

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October 16, 2007 15 comments News

Misleading RCMP Data Undermines Counterfeiting Claims

Appeared in the Toronto Star on September 17, 2007 as Misleading Data Undermine Counterfeiting Claims Canadian politicians have paid a great deal attention to counterfeiting over the past year. The issue, which focuses primarily on fake clothing, handbags, pharmaceuticals, and entertainment products, played a prominent role in the recent summit […]

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September 17, 2007 1 comment Columns Archive

U.S. Pressure on Canadian IP Grows

Following on comments from U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins, U.S. Senators Feinstein and Cornyn, as well as the USTR's Special 301 Report, the U.S. Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus has joined the chorus of criticism against Canada on intellectual property law.  The Caucus released its annual report yesterday and while not yet […]

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May 18, 2007 2 comments News

Number Crunching

Earlier this month, U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins stepped up the pressure on Canada on copyright.  The speech that launched a round of media coverage has now been posted by the U.S. Embassy.  The relevant passage is: We are asking the Government of Canada to strengthen your copyright laws. There is […]

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March 20, 2007 10 comments News