Conference Board Of Canada Releases New Report On Copyright That Isn't Just A Cut And Paste From US Lobbyists

from the well,-that's-a-start dept

You may remember last year that the Conference Board of Canada (who, until then, was pretty well respected) released a report on "intellectual property policy" that was blatantly plagiarized from US copyright industry lobbyists. While the Conference Board at first insisted that it stood by the report, eventually it recalled three reports and admitted that they "did not follow the high quality research standards" of the organization. Many months later, it appears that the replacement report has been released, and it's much more balanced. I still think there's plenty in the report that doesn't make much sense to me, but it's significantly better than the totally one-sided, blatantly plagiarized piece from last year.


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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Feb 11th, 2010 @ 8:02pm

    Whatever

    Why can't I sign in when I've been unceremonlously signed out?

    You need a "Login" menu choice.

     

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    :), Feb 11th, 2010 @ 9:21pm

    About balances.

    I like discussions but there needs to be public participation on the process too and this is why I shameslly will spam you guys now and I'm sorry for it.

    The U.S. government is collecting public input.

    Broadband discussion
    http://broadband.ideascale.com/

    Copyright discussion that happens every year so every year you citizen can complain too, don't let only the industry complain.

    http://www.publicknowledge.org/node/2891

    Comments can be filed electronically via http://www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR-2010-0003. You have to include the term “2010 Special 301 Review” in the “Type Comment and Upload File” field. More information about the Special 301 process is available here. Deadline for filing is February 16 by 5 p.m.


    Maybe that way the U.S. can see some "balance" in the proposals too.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 11th, 2010 @ 10:11pm

    Personally, I find the last few paragraphs of Mr. Geist's article the most interesting; i.e., the paragraphs talking about treaties and the flexibility they provide to each sovereign nation.

     

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    ant anti mike, Feb 12th, 2010 @ 8:15am

    YA KNOW ITS A SHAM LIKE TH COPYRIGHT CONSULTATIONS

    it was leaked that they were used to through everyone off while ACTA moved forward and as geist says that ACTA will require changes to canuck law , although that does require parliament and both liberals and conservatives have both tried to do dmca style laws this bodes badly aand unless iggy wants harper to keep ruling after prorogation and go full term

    then get his numbers lessened and also them conservatives want to see the NDP massively grow across canada
    then i suggest iggy grow some balls and use that harvard brain and realize that ACTA also is not good for canad and join the rest of the world and oppose it

    a majority of the house would force the agreement open.
    i ferget her name but that one member of the PQ is slanted ironically to hollywood bills too so you can count out the beloved PQ they will SARKOZY YOU.

    and where is the investigation by the rcmp fraud squad into where the money is going for the cdr levy like i dunno where 450-500 million went ? where is the artists money going ?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 12th, 2010 @ 9:18am

    Two steps forward, one step back; two steps forward, one step back. It's all a scam.

     

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    Derek Bredensteiner (profile), Feb 12th, 2010 @ 9:25am

    Re: Conference Board Of Canada

    Spam is getting fairly sophisticated these days isn't it? It's an account, with an almost real name. A comment with an almost relevant title, and some content that almost sounds like it's related to the post. Hell this probably would have passed a cursory glance from a human filter.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Feb 12th, 2010 @ 11:30am

    Re: Re: Conference Board Of Canada

    Spam is getting fairly sophisticated these days isn't it? It's an account, with an almost real name. A comment with an almost relevant title, and some content that almost sounds like it's related to the post. Hell this probably would have passed a cursory glance from a human filter.

    Yeah. His comments and account have been deleted. But, yeah, that was pretty sophisticated spam.

     

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