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
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
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