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 Call it a victory for common sense.

Mission not meetings: How government leaders could avoid self-sabotage


Government leaders get up in the morning for the mission, but they often spend their day working against the bureaucracy. Public & Social Sector Insights Government Public & Social Sector Human resources Talent Organization


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Spotify’s ESG fail: Governance

The Trichordist

This is an extension of Spotify’s ESG Fail: Environment and Spotify’s ESG… Read more "Spotify’s ESG fail: Governance". This is the third of a three part post on Spotify’s failure to qualify as an “ESG” stock.

New VPN Crackdown Underway in Russia, Government Confirms


The government assured citizens that only illegal content would be blocked and the blacklist could even be supervised by an independent citizen monitoring group. Next month will mark the 10-year anniversary of a new law introduced by Russia to ensure the safety of its citizens online.

Mechanisms, Governance, and Policy Impact of SEP Determination Approaches

IP Watchdog

Business Government Guest Contributors IP News IPWatchdog Articles Licensing Patents Technology & Innovation 5G FRAND Guest Contributor innovation intellectual property patent patent infringement Patent Litigation patents SEPs standards technology

Why is the Canadian Government So Indifferent to Privacy?

Michael Geist

Despite the obvious need for privacy reform – outgoing Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien reiterated the necessity for reform in his final speech as commissioner and business groups have made a similar call for privacy reform – the government seems indifferent to the issue.

Pirate Party Fills Three Ministerial Positions in New Czech Government


Pirate Party Enters Czech Government. After several weeks of formation discussions, the party changed its opposition role for a spot in the Government. This is the first time in history that a Pirate Party forms part of a government coalition, which is a major achievement.

Companies Face Impact of U.S. Government Sanctions and Russian Government Directive on Russian and Eurasian Patents

JD Supra Law

Government actions related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine have had a wide range of impacts on innovative U.S.-based based companies. Over the past few days, several changes have arisen which directly relate to the holders of patent rights in Russia.

IP, Data, and Digital Platform Governance: Notes from the 5th Annual IP Data & Research Conference


This article is part of a series covering the 5th Annual IP Data & Research Conference, hosted by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Jasmine Yu is an IPilogue Writer and a 1L JD Candidate at the University of Toronto.

Why Has the Government’s Defence of Bill C-11 Been So Cartoonishly Misleading?

Michael Geist

Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act that serves as the government’s follow-up to Bill C-10, was the subject of debate in the House of Commons yesterday as the legislation slowly makes it way through the legislative process.

Biotechnology at the Supreme Court—Will the U.S. Government Back Amgen’s Petition?

IP Watchdog

government on the questions presented. Earlier this year, we discussed Amgen’s petition for Supreme Court review of the Federal Circuit’s affirmance invalidating several antibody patent claims based on a lack of enablement for genus claims.

Government-Forced Technology Transfer Is Almost Always Wrong

IP Watchdog

What does the invasion of Ukraine have to do with COVID-19? Would you believe intellectual property is the link? Stay with me on this; it’s an interesting story.

India counsel urge government to up its IP game

Managing IP

Counsel say that DPIIT and CIPAM, two of the core IP governing bodies in India, have failed to address stakeholders’ problems because of a lack of competence

Is the Government Seeking to Short Circuit the Senate Review of Bill C-11?

Michael Geist

The proposal for a Senate pre-study comes from the government as a motion in support was introduced by Senator Marc Gold, who represents the government in the Senate. The post Is the Government Seeking to Short Circuit the Senate Review of Bill C-11?

IP in the Crosshairs: Government Agencies Terminate Relationships with Russian IP Entities as Kremlin Sanctions IP Theft

IP Watchdog

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Why the Government’s New Telecom Policy Directive Means More of the Same for Canada’s Communications Competition Woes

Michael Geist

Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne unveiled the government’s proposed new telecom policy directive yesterday, hailing it as a “ historic step.” The government says it is prepared to support it “if needed.”

IP Practitioners Speak Out on the U.S. Government’s Approach in American Axle Brief

IP Watchdog

Last week, the United States Solicitor General recommended granting review in American Axle & Manufacturing v. Neapco Holdings, a case many in the patent community hope will provide clarity on U.S. patent eligibility law.

U.S. Government Property Interests in Patent Rights


governmental (or agency of the government, such as the Navy). Government interest in the patent — typically based upon Gov’t funding of the R&D and the government interest is provided for under the Bayh-Dole Act. by Dennis Crouch.

Solicitor General Provides Government Views in American Axle & Mfg. Inc. v. Neapco Holdings Co.

JD Supra Law

The faintest glimmer of hope crept over the clouded patent law horizon today, when the Solicitor General provided the government's views to the Supreme Court in an amicus brief in American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.,

EMP&A comments on Trade Regulation Rule on Impersonation of Government and Businesses

Erik K Pelton

The Commission is soliciting written comment, data, and arguments concerning the need for such a rulemaking to prevent persons, entities, and organizations from impersonating government agencies or staff and businesses or their agents.” state, and local governments?

Digging Into the Government’s Online News Act Claims, Part Two: This is “Minimal Market Intervention”?!

Michael Geist

The government has started its defence of Bill C-18 , the Online News Act, in the House of Commons with claims that it simply requires compensation for use of news content and adopts a “minimal market intervention” approach.

Garland Strengthens Public Access To Government Docs

IP Law 360

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday told federal government agencies to favor disclosure and transparency when responding to Freedom of Information Act requests, saying the U.S. Department of Justice won't defend the withholding of records unless the disclosure comes with foreseeable harm

Bill C-11 Enters a Danger Zone: Government Shifts from Ignoring Witnesses on User Content Regulation to Dismissing Criticisms as “Misinformation”

Michael Geist

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage heard from a total of 48 witnesses as individuals or representing organizations during its study of Bill C-11 (excluding the CRTC and government officials). This past week was a bad week for democratic governance and Bill C-11.

2021 to 2025: The Incoming German Government’s Agenda for Digital Regulatory Compliance

JD Supra Law

On December 7, 2021, the incoming German government signed its coalition agreement for the 2021 to 2025 tenure. The agreement sets the policy agenda for the new government, consisting of Social Democrats, Greens, and Liberals, and led by Olaf Scholz as chancellor.

The Federal Government Should Reinstate the 2019 Policy Statement on Standard Essential Patents

IP Watchdog

Antitrust Government Guest Contributors IP News IPWatchdog Articles Licensing Patents 2019 Policy Statement FRAND Guest Contributor innovation intellectual property patent patent infringement SEPs standard essential patents technology

UK Government responds to DCMS Music Streaming Inquiry recommendations

The IPKat

The Government has now published its response to these recommendations, which is summarised below, the potential impact of the recommendations was considered in this previous post here. The Government has also engaged with Ofcom.

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The Canadian Government Makes its Choice: Implementation of Copyright Term Extension Without Mitigating Against the Harms

Michael Geist

The Canadian government plans to extend the term of copyright from the international standard of life of the author plus 50 years to life plus 70 years without mitigation measures that would have reduced the harms and burden of the extension.

The Liberal Election Platform: Government Picks Internet Regulation Over Internet Affordability

Michael Geist

This is surely not a coincidence since the government’s digital policies have long been designed to curry favour in Quebec, even at risk of angering voters in the rest of Canada. For a government once elected on greater consultation, running what amount to fake consultations is shameful.

High Court Asks U.S. Government for Input on Petition Accusing CAFC of Violating Seventh Amendment

IP Watchdog

Courts Federal Circuit Government IP News IPWatchdog Articles Litigation Patents US Supreme Court CAFC intellectual property O2 Micro International Ltd. The U.S.

Secret Law Making, the Sequel: As Youtubers Speak Out Against Bill C-11, Government Moves to End Debate, Vote Next Week on Secret Amendments

Michael Geist

In one world, the government is moving to end debate on the bill and expedite passage in the House by the end of next week. If the government succeeds with its legislative plan, it will be up to the Senate to give Bill C-11 a comprehensive and transparent hearing.

Government Must Reform the ITC to Keep Pace with Innovation and Curb Trolls

IP Watchdog

In 2001, six years before the iPhone appeared, a futurist named Ray Kurzweil wrote that humankind would cram 20,000 years of technological progress into the century that had just begun.

Ontario Ministry Of Government And Consumer Services Launches Consultation On Modernizing Ontario’s Privacy Protection Framework


On June 17, 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) announced the launch of public consultation on the MGCS’ white paper, which outlines proposals for reforming Ontario’s privacy protection framework. .

Not an Outlier: What the Government’s Online Harms Secrecy Debacle Says About Its Internet Regulation Plans

Michael Geist

My post on the hundreds of submissions to the government’s online harms consultation has garnered significant attention, including a front page news story from the Globe and Mail (I was also pleased to appear on Evan Solomon’s show and the Dean Blundell podcast ).

Spiking Op-Eds: How the Government’s Online News Act is Already Leading to Media Self-Censorship

Michael Geist

As a result, the Canadian government envisions mandated payments not only for copying or reproducing the news or for directly linking to news articles, but also for general links to news sites.

U.S. Government Authorizes Transactions Related to Patent Protection in Russia

JD Supra Law

On May 5, 2022, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued General License No. 31 (“GL31”), which authorizes transactions in connection with the filing and prosecution of patent applications, or the maintenance of issued patents, in Russia.

The (Still Secret) Online Harms Consultation: What the Government Heard, Part One

Michael Geist

The results of this summer’s online harms consultation remains largely shrouded in secrecy as the Canadian government still refuses to disclose the hundreds of submissions it received.

Government Jawboning Doesn’t Turn Internet Services into State Actors–Doe v. Google

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

The court says: The Court finds that the statements by federal lawmakers Plaintiffs point to are insufficient to plead that the government “commanded a particular result in, or otherwise participated in, [Plaintiffs’] specific case.” Government Nexus.

Defending the Indefensible: If Bill C-11 Won’t Pass Until the Fall, Why is the Government Cutting Off Debate and Review Now?

Michael Geist

The government’s motion to cut off Bill C-11 debate will head to a vote on Monday as it seeks to wrap up submission of amendments, voting on all amendments, the House of Commons report stage, and third reading within a week.

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 132: Ryan Black on the Government’s Latest Attempt at Privacy Law Reform

Michael Geist

Parliament is now on break for the summer, but just prior to heading out of Ottawa, the government introduced Bill C-27. Credits: CPAC, Federal Ministers Outline Government’s New Privacy Legislation – June 16, 2022.

UK Government will introduce a new text and data mining copyright exception in response to AI and IP consultation

The IPKat

The UK government has published its response to its consultation on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence. In the response, the Government’s answers to these questions are summarised as follows: 1.