Archive for April, 2010

Canada again named to USTR’s Priority Watch List for weak IP laws

April 30th, 2010

The USTR just released its 2010 Special 301 Report. Canada has again been placed on the Priority Watch List along with Algeria, Argentina, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, and Venezuela.

In placing Canada on this list, the USTR stated the following: 

Canada called out for weak copyright laws by IFPI and at the Heritage Committee

April 30th, 2010

Digital piracy remains one of the biggest obstacles for the recording industry. It is an especially significant problem here in Canada. A major contributor is weak copyright protection which limits the development of new business models for music in Canada. These are the conclusions of the IFPI which just published a report setting out a comprehensive picture of the key trends in today’s music business including key trends in Canada. It is also the opinion of representatives of the recording industry who appeared before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage last week.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-04-30

April 30th, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-04-29

April 29th, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-04-28

April 28th, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-04-27

April 27th, 2010

Graduated response: a least cost solution to reducing online copyright infringement

April 26th, 2010

A new article, Three strikes law: a least cost solution to rampant online piracy, published  by Charn Wing Wan, argues that graduated response systems can be justified on economic grounds as a way of reducing transaction costs associated with enforcing online copyright infringement.

The abstract of the article states the following:

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-04-26

April 26th, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2010-04-25

April 25th, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-04-24

April 24th, 2010