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Fourth, because Canada has ratified the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) treaty, though it has yet to implement it. However, an Ottawa-based copyright lawyer Howard Knopf points out, indications are that the proposed changes to Canada's copyright law go beyond what WIPO requires.
OMG Wayne, when did this happen?? Last time I checked we had only signed it. I thought ratification involved bringing in laws to comply or at least a law proclaiming the intent to comply. I.E. the now pending legislation.
I think it was Michael Geist who compared signing an international treaty to a marriage proposal and ratifying it through domestic law to the actual marriage. Until you pass such a law you are under no commitment to comply with the treaty. Heck look at Kyoto for a good example of that.
Hi Darryl, and welcome.
For those who, like myself, find context to be important in their lives, I think he's referring to [url=http://www.rabble.ca/news_full_story.shtml?sh_itm=4e73a2d2ac39b9ac65ae81...