Post Tagged with: "WIPO"

Little Public Broadcast of Dangerous Broadcast Treaty

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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September 11, 2006 4 comments Columns Archive

WIPO Broadcast Treaty Lurches Forward

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 […]

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May 7, 2006 3 comments News


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 […]

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April 5, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

PM Harper’s Mentor Speaks Out on WIPO

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, […]

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March 22, 2006 5 comments News

Coming Clean on Copyright

My regular Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version) notes that with House of Commons now back to business, a parliamentary committee will be formed in the coming weeks to conduct hearings on Bill C-60.  While much of the public' s attention in recent days has focused on […]

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October 2, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns