Appeared in the Toronto Star on September 11, 2006 as Leaders Weirdly Silent on Sweeping Broadcast Treaty Government negotiators and broadcast officials descend on Geneva this week to continue negotiations on a treaty that few people have heard about, yet one which may have damaging long-term consequences for consumers, technology […]
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Reports from Geneva indicate that five days of discussion at WIPO has led to a compromise on the proposed Broadcasting Treaty with a two-track approach that removes highly contentious webcast provisions from the conventional broadcast treaty. While this is good news, the entire broadcast treaty is a solution in search […]
Yesterday's Speech from the Throne matched expectations as the focus was unsurprisingly on the Conservatives' five priorities. There were, however, several noteworthy inclusions and omissions. While there was no specific mention of copyright and the WIPO Treaties, Howard rightly points out that speech did say that "significant treaties will be […]
Amid the attention being given to the CRIA/Pollara survey and the CATO report on the dangers of the DMCA, I nearly overlooked an important op-ed from Professor Tom Flanagan, a hugely influential political scientist widely described as Prime Minister Stephen Harper's political mentor. Professor Flanagan's article, co-authored with Gemma Collins, […]