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Canada in the back of the class

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Today the Conference Board of Canada gave Canada another "D" grade for innovation. As indicated on the Board website, Canada is at the back of the class. As last year, where Canada also got a "D" grade, this should be another alarming call to government, industry, and members of the public that we ...

C-61 and Canadian Copyright Law

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

"Not all Sides represented in the debate on copyright bill" was published in the Toronto Star, June 19, AA8. The long-awaited copyright bill is about much more than copying music onto iPods or throwing kids in jail (and, no, the bill doesn't endorse this, contrary to sensationalized beliefs). The bill is ...

Bill is Born!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

On June 12, 2008 the Ministers of Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage tabled Bill C-61 in Parliament. The Bill is expected to go to Second Reading at some point in the Fall at which stage will go to committee for review. You can find the Bill at: Since the Bill's debut, copyright has ...