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Canada & Korea Show Trade Treaties Can Skip Copyright Rule Changes 35 35

An anonymous reader writes "Canada and South Korea announced agreement on a comprehensive trade agreement earlier today. Michael Geist reports that the intellectual property chapter is significant for what it does not include. Unlike many other trade deals — particularly those involving the U.S., European Union, and Australia — the Canada-South Korea deal is content to leave domestic intellectual property rules largely untouched. Instead, the approach is to reaffirm the importance of intellectual property and ensure that both countries meet their international obligations, but not to use trade agreements as a backdoor mechanism to increase IP protections. That means no copyright term extension, no three-strikes and you're out rules, and increase to pharma patents."
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Canada & Korea Show Trade Treaties Can Skip Copyright Rule Changes

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  • Re:Knowing Harper (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 11, 2014 @02:48PM (#46456559)

    I love you guys (sarcastically). This government does something nice, and you still spew vitriol. They try to increase competition in the telecom space, and you still find something to complain about.

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