The government is slated to bring Bill C-11, the copyright reform bill, into effect next week without the “notice-and-notice” rules for Internet providers. The revelations come in a Privy Council document that provides notification on when the bill will come into force. It is expected that the order bringing the […]
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Transparency: WIPO vs. TPP & ACTA
The World Intellectual Property Organization has just concluded the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances. KEI notes that WIPO is now providing webcasts and video on demand of its sessions and diplomatic conferences. Contrast that with the TPP and ACTA, where discussions are shrouded in secrecy. In fact, four U.S. senators […]
Government To Impose Time Allocation on Copyright Debate
However, the decision to leave the digital lock rules unchanged remains the bill’s biggest flaw and given the widespread opposition to the approach makes a mockery of Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore’s insistence that the bill reflects the public support. Yesterday, Moore defended the approach:
Whither WIPO: Will WIPO Wither?
Last week I appeared on a panel on the Internet and intellectual property at the Canadian Council on International Law annual conference in Ottawa. My talk – Whither WIPO: Will WIPO Wither? – focused on the shift away from WIPO as a forum for international IP developments.
Possible Copyright Treaties Brewing at WIPO
IP Watch provides a preview of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights session that starts today in Geneva, noting several potential treaties that are up for discussion.