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The British Library
The British Library (BL) is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is based in London and is one of the world's largest research libraries, holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals...
International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. We pursue ou...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
World Customs Organization
The World Customs Organization (WCO) is the only intergovernmental organization exclusively focused on Customs matters. With its worldwide membership, the WCO is now recognized as the voice of the global Customs community. It is p...
World Intellectual Property Organization
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, ...

News Releases

EFF Wins Petition to Inspect and Modify Car Software
2015-10-27
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Librarian of Congress has granted security researchers and others the right to inspect and modify the software in their cars and other vehicles, despite protests from vehicle manufacturers.
IFJ Calls on Writers to Demand Their Rights from Google
2009-10-30
International Federation of Journalists
the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on all journalists who have had their books scanned by Google through its Google Book Search to claim their rights to payment.
Science and Innovation for a Better World: Media Piracy in Emerging Economies
2011-06-01
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
In a panel discussion at IDRC on June 3, three internationally renowned experts will discuss the implications of media piracy for the global economy. Media Piracy in Emerging Economies editor Joe Kar...
Science et innovation, cls d'un monde meilleur : Le piratage des medias dans les economies emergentes
2011-06-01
Centre de recherches pour le developpement international
A l'occasion dun debat d'experts organise au CRDI le 3 juin, trois experts de renommee internationale aborderont les implications du piratage des medias pour l'economie mondiale. Joe Karaganis, le dir...

Sources Select Resources

Anatomy of a Copyright Coup: Jamaica's Public Domain Plundered
Malcolm, Jeremy
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
A bill extending the term of copyright by an additional 45 years -- almost doubling it, in the case of corporate and government works -- sailed through the Jamaican Senate on June 26, after having pas...
Avoiding Gripes About Your Gripe (or Parody) Site
Article
2009
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Here's a story we hear a lot at EFF: You think BadCo, Inc. is a bad actor and you've developed a really cool site to tell the world why. Maybe just by griping about them or maybe through a bit of paro...
Brazen, extortionate: Photographer sues Getty Images for $1bn after copyright claim on her work
Article
2016
RT
Photographer Carol M. Highsmith is suing Getty Images for $1 billion in damages for using her images after she was slapped with a lawsuit from a company which screamed infringement after she published...
Criticism of Intellectual Property
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Criticism of Patents
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EFF Wins Petition to Inspect and Modify Car Software
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2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Librarian of Congress has granted security researchers and others the right to inspect and modify the software in their cars and other vehicles, despite protests from vehicle manufacturers.
Facebook forces Instagram users to allow it to sell their uploaded photos
Arthur, Charles
Article
2012
Guardian
Move means pictures could be used in advertising, with all payments going to social media giant.
Gene wars: the last-ditch battle over who owns the rights to our DNA
McKie, Robin
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
A US biotech company is fighting to protect the patents it took out on a test for a cancer-causing gene. Scientists say a win for the firm would set back a growing ability to detect diseases.
Gimme the Loot
Mueller, Gavin
Article
2012
Jacobin Magazine
Once the heroes of nations, pirates went from being state-sponsored champions to tolerated annoyances to the basest sort of criminals. Henry Morgan was knighted after plundering Panama in 1674; fifty ...
The Great Seed Piracy
Shiva, Vandana
Article
2016
Toward Freedom
A great seed and biodiversity piracy is underway and it must be stopped. The privateers of today include not just the corporations -- which are becoming fewer and larger through mergers -- but also in...
IFJ Calls on Writers to Demand Their Rights from Google
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2009
International Federation of Journalists
the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on all journalists who have had their books scanned by Google through its Google Book Search to claim their rights to payment.
Indigenous Intellectual Property
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Industrial Design Right
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Intangible Property
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Describes something which a person or corporation can have ownership of and can transfer ownership of to another person or corporation, but has no physical substance. It generally refers to statutory ...
Intellectual Capital
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Intellectual Property
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Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage project
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An international research initiative to explore and facilitate fair and equitable exchanges of knowledge relating to archaeology.
Intellectual Property Valuation
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Intellectual Rights
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Intellectual rights (from the French "droits intellectuels") is a term sometimes used to refer to the legal protection afforded to owners of intellectual capital.
Intellectual Rights to Magic Methods
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Refers to the legal and ethical debate about the extent to which proprietary or exclusive rights may subsist in the methods or processes by which magic tricks or illusions are performed.
Know Your Digital Rights, Photographers
Carletti, Fabiola
Article
2010
The Tyee
Netizen Report: Rights at Risk Under Trans-Pacific Trade Deal
Roberts Biddle, Ellery; Myers West, Sarah
Article
2015
Global Voices Advocacy
The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement may soon become reality after years of high-level trade deliberations that have been held almost entirely behind closed doors.
Open Content
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Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
connexions
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
Patent
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A set of exclusive rights granted by a state (national government) to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for a public disclosure of an invention.
Permissive Free Software Licence
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Pirating Creativity
The MPAA Is Going After Schoolchildren
Eby, Travis
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) goes all-out enforce its “intellectual property” claims upon those who would dare share and distribute media.
Public Domain
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Related Rights
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Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users' Rights
Malcolm, Jeremy; Sutton, Maira
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Trade offices involved in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have finally released all 30 chapters of the trade deal today, a month after announcing the conclusion of the deal i...
Resell Rights
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Scams in Intellectual Property
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Service Mark
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Share-alike
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A descriptive term used in the Creative Commons project for copyright licenses which include certain copyleft provisions.
Sweat of the Brow
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TPP Undermines User Control and That's Disastrous for Accessibility
Sutton, Maira
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens all users' ability to access information and participate in culture and innovation online, but it's especially severe for those with disabilities or who o...
Trade Secret
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Traditional Knowledge
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Utility Model
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We Goofed! (or the game's afoot)
Zwicker, Barrie
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1999
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Without Intellectual Property Day
Article
2014
Electronic Frontier Foundation
As the saying goes, though: when you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. For the World Intellectual Property Organization, it may seem like creativity and "intellectual property" are inextricab...

Sources Bookshelf

The Cultural Industries in Canada
Problems, Policies and Prospects
Dorland, Michael (ed.)
Book
1996
Dorland discusses policy problems specific to the Canadian cultural industries that produce cultural commodities, such as books, films and television programs.
Private Profits vs Public Policy
The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State
Lexchin, Joel
Book
2016
According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial ...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Administers Canada's intellectual property systems (patents, trade-marks, copyrights, industrial designs, and integrated circuit topographies).
Copyright Board Canada
Economic regulatory body empowered to establish, the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works, when the administration of such copyright is entrusted to a collective-administration societ...
Industry Canada
Industry Canada's mission is to foster a growing, competitive, and innovative knowledge-based Canadian economy that provides more and better jobs for Canadians; supports stronger, sustainable business...
National Research Council of Canada
Canada's premier organization for research and development.


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