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Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update | There is a gray, Schrödinger's cat kind of area in copyright. Enter: "orphan works" -- works that are neither public nor quite owned by someone.
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Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update | In Canada, costume designs are considered to be under copyright. So, mass-producing a costume of Marvel's Thor without clearing the rights to use the character might not be the best idea.
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Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update | Have you ever thought about how nearly every logo, piece of design (yes, including your tattoos), song, and movie has been or is currently under someone else's copyright?
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Marie Aspiazu | The Standing Committee on International Trade (CIIT) recently published a report on a study on how NAFTA affects Canadians, bearing encouraging news for Internet advocates.
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Good-byes from world leaders at APEC 2017 in Vietnam. Photo: APEC Secretariat/Twitter
Marie Aspiazu, Digital Freedom Update | In a win for digital rights advocates, the Canadian government took a strong stance on the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter despite strong pressure from other nations to rush through with the deal.
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Cynthia Khoo | OpenMedia's external legal counsel Cynthia Khoo reports back from meeting with Tracey Ramsey, NDP Critic for International Trade and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade
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Meghan Sali, Digital Freedom Update | Why did the TPP prove to be so unpopular among the Canadian public? And what needs to be done to restore public trust in future trade processes?
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Cynthia Khoo | As you may recall, OpenMedia intervened in a landmark Internet and free expression case at the Supreme Court of Canada, Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions. Here's a recap.
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Redeye Collective | Cultures have always exchanged ideas with each other. But sometimes the exchanges more closely resemble theft. The IPinCH project has produced a guidebook on appropriation from First Nations cultures.
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Michael Geist | In early TPP drafts, Canada opposed including the IP treaty obligations for much of the neogtiations. However, by the end, Canada caved, confirming that the TPP has already begun changing Canada.
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Michael Geist | The Trouble with the TPP series continues with a surprising and troubling aspect of the intellectual property chapter: the criminalization of trade secret law.
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Michael Geist | The link between health care and the TPP's intellectual property chapter is easy to spot, but there are other chapters with implications for the issue.