Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! ×

Submission + - Surprise: Canada & South Korea Show Trade Agts Possible Without Increasing I (michaelgeist.ca)

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.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Surprise: Canada & South Korea Show Trade Agts Possible Without Increasing I

Comments Filter:

Talent does what it can. Genius does what it must. You do what you get paid to do.

Working...