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Developing Canada's Intellectual Property Agenda

CANADA AMONG NATIONS, Jean Daudelin and Daniel Schwanen, eds., McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007

24 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2008  

Jeremy de Beer

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Michael A. Geist

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Abstract

In this book chapter, the new global intellectual property framework is explored in order to identify what room to maneuver exists for Canadian foreign and domestic policies. By taking advantage of flexibilities in existing international agreements and promoting progressive attitudes toward new international initiatives, Canada can advance its own interests while simultaneously facilitating social and economic development in other parts of the world. To seize this opportunity, Canada should leverage its technocratic expertise to positively influence global knowledge governance policies and implement domestic reforms as 'middle-ground' models for the information society. Adopting the incisive strategies proposed here will secure a leadership role for Canada in the world's new knowledge economy.

Keywords: intellectual property, law reform, canada, international, development

Suggested Citation

de Beer, Jeremy and Geist, Michael A., Developing Canada's Intellectual Property Agenda. CANADA AMONG NATIONS, Jean Daudelin and Daniel Schwanen, eds., McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1119291

Jeremy De Beer (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

Michael A. Geist

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada
613-562-5800 x3319 (Phone)
613-562-5124 (Fax)

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