As Jamie Boyle points out in a masterful piece in the Financial Times, this week (likely Wednesday), the World Intellectual Property Organization will move forward on a controversial Broadcasting Treaty by calling for a meeting later this year to negotiate a near-final text followed by a diplomatic conference sometime in […]
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My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available hyperlinked version) focuses on this month's WSIS and WIPO meetings in Geneva. While the meetings are distinct, both reflect the developing world's increasing frustration with global rules that have an enormous impact on technological development everywhere yet were crafted primarily […]
Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) focuses on the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Development Agenda. It notes that years of international agreements have failed to balance the interests of the developed and developing worlds and have predictably led to annual […]
Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines Canada's billion dollar annual culture deficit. The column argues that the time has come to reverse the alarming increase in Canadian cultural deficit by fostering the creation of Canadian cultural products, facilitating broad […]
Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the issue of Canadian ratification of the WIPO Internet treaties in light of a recent parliamentary committee's demand for ratification within months. The column argues that Canada enjoys a last mover advantage by […]