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Pharmaceutical Companies Have Rights if the Federal Government Seized their Patents

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Pursuant to this plan, the Commerce Department announced it plans to issue a framework that lists the factors the government should consider in determining whether to seize drug patents. 1498, the government has the right to “take” privately held patents. The department will seek public feedback and comment on the framework.

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India Government Adopts New Tool to Tackle Film Piracy and Modernizes Content Classification

Hugh Stephens Blog

This legislation marks a real … Continue reading "India Government Adopts New Tool to Tackle Film Piracy and Modernizes Content Classification"

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Corporate Governance: An Ancient Scripture Of Modern Governance

IP and Legal Filings

Introduction Corporate governance is a term which is used in very broader sense when it came to company or corporate law. Whereas the term ‘governance’ means how to govern a particular thing. In addition to both these terms, Corporate Governance basically deals with how to regulate or govern the company.

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When will the Trudeau Government act on Promised Copyright Reform?

Hugh Stephens Blog

That is the code-word for the need to end the current free-riding by the education sector–elementary, secondary and post-secondary–in Canada (outside Québec) … Continue reading "When will the Trudeau Government act on Promised Copyright Reform?"

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On Media Bailouts and Bias: Why Government Media Policy Is Undermining Public Trust

Michael Geist

But the suggestion that a government tax plan would influence their individual coverage is just not credible. The Bill C-18 coverage was an egregious example of this bias, with outlets that normally criticize the government on just about everything finding the one policy that they liked. The segment ended immediately after that.

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Implementing the Online Streaming Act: Government Policy Directive to CRTC is Missing Key Elements

Hugh Stephens Blog

Roughly a month after the CRTC charged out the gate by launching public consultations on the regulations it will issue to implement Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, (Implementing Canada’s Online Streaming Act: The CRTC is Fast Out of the Gate), the government has finally issued the promised Policy Directive that is to guide these … Continue (..)

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Anti-Copyright Hyperbole Fails to Sway the Canadian Government

Hugh Stephens Blog

The legislation takes the sensible and straightforward approach … Continue reading "Anti-Copyright Hyperbole Fails to Sway the Canadian Government"