Category Archives: ACTA

The Mexican Stop ACTA movement and the politicization of Mexican copyright (or, how I spent my winter vacation)

I’m at the Congress of the Humanities and the Social Sciences in Victoria, British Columbia, all this week, so now is as good a time as any to actually highlight some of the things I’ve been working on for the … Continue reading

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SOPA and online social movements: Thinking transnationally, acting locally

Just noticed that Susan Sell, a big influence on my own studies – her Private Power, Public Law (online for free at the link!) was one of the starting points for my dissertation – has cited me in an article on … Continue reading

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ACTA comes to Canada: Will protests follow?

On Friday the Conservative government introduced legislation that would implement the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (h/t Geist). Four quick comments: The government’s being a bit sneaky with its briefing materials. C-56 primarily amends the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act, but … Continue reading

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Copyright turmoil: freedom of speech trumping protection arguments (except in Canada?)

It’s been a busy few weeks for copyright policy around the world, hasn’t it? Latvia, Poland the Czech Republic and – isn’t this something – now Germany have refused to sign the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), although Germany is only … Continue reading

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Mexico’s uncertain copyright future

I’m trying to finish a journal article before heading to the coast for Christmas, but since I’ve been posting about Mexico and copyright, it’s worth noting that despite the Mexican Senate’s rejection of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, the debate isn’t … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Treaties

Big(ish) copyright news out of Canada and Mexico that serves as a timely reminder of the central role of trade negotiations in promoting harmonized intellectual property laws. Canadian and European trade negotiators are apparently closing in on a comprehensive economic … Continue reading

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The Mexican vote against ACTA: A pretty big deal

I don’t know what the Mexican Congress’ formal call for the Mexican Executive not to sign the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement means for the future of ACTA in Mexico (Techdirt story here). However, it does seem to mark a sea … Continue reading

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