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Vint Cerf on the prohibition on inspecting the source code of foreign products. Considering the router software is usually based on BSD and Linux, the authors can't even inspect it if it's shipped in a foreign-made product.  Not a good thing if you want to make sure you're not the person who gets blamed for volkswagon-like "cheat codes" !
Yesterday's Trouble with the TPP post examined some of the uncertainty created by the surprising e-commerce provision that involves restrictions on source code disclosures. KEI notes that governments have not been shy about requiring source code disclosures in other contexts, such as competition worries. Yet this rule will establish new restrictions, creating concerns about the implications in areas such as privacy. For example, security and Inte...
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Just a word about access to University, and Access to Justice
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As expected, we're staying in, but threatening to not ratify, supporting other country's push-back. Including, surprisingly, the US...
International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland: ‘Signing does not equal ratifying…. Signing is simply a technical step in the process’
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Swiss email provider vs the spies: email 1, spies 0
ProtonMail and its allies have forced the Swiss government to put its new invasive surveillance law up for a public vote in a national referendum in June.
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Courts push back against a Harper-era initiative to take over their privileged data (supposedly for security reasons): part of the legacy Mr. Trudeau got stuck with.
The Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Court Martial Appeal Court and Tax Court are preparing to take the Canadian government to task on ensuring independence from...
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Some sanity on Justice Scalia...  Omar Ha-Redeye on academic mismatch theory; "these assumptions have tenuous foundations"
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 Rocco Galati strikes again (his hobby seem to be suing the Government, often successfully). In this case he's barely squeaked through the courts' gates, but the press has almost completely ignored him, contrary to their usual practice...  
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Oopsie! 
Remember I was wondering what got into the negotiator's heads to do such a bizarre treaty?  Looks like one answer is money!
This is exactly why decisions that affect all of us should never be made in secret.
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awesome!  no doubt there are more such transgressions to be found.
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TPP will harm US, Canada and Japan: one has to ask who in the US was pushing it so hard... (Courtesy Cory Doctorow)
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A link to urge your MP to kill the previous government's spy bill
Parliament is about to resume on Monday, with no plan to deal with C-51’s dangerous spy powers. I emailed my MP demanding to be heard – will you email yours?
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Macdonald-Laurier Institute slangs Jim Basillie for coming out against the TPP.

Mr Balsillie doesn't deserve to attacked by an a lawyer spinning the TPP wording so that IP restrictions technically could be a good thing. The TPP has to actually be a good thing, and be shown to be a good thing.

If they can't do that, if they have to write a 12-page legal brief to get it to sound like Mr Balsillie just might be wrong, then they don't deserve to have us adopt the TPP.

(see also http://www.macdonaldlaurier.ca/files/pdf/MLICommentaryOwens-12-15-final.pdf and 
http://www.macdonaldlaurier.ca/alarmism-over-trans-pacific-partnerships-intellectual-property-provisions-baseless-mli-study/)
Review of contentious IP and electronic commerce chapters finds the trade agreement is likely to benefit, not harm, innovation in Canada.
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Macdonald and Laurier are spinning in their graves.
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A lawyer on the <expletive deleted/> proposals to ban security on the 'net.

Courtesy of slaw, of course.
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