A major scandal is brewing in Australia. The Copyright Agency is accused of stealing $15 million in royalties and funnelling the money into a fund used for lobbying.
There’s been talk off and on about the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Often overlooked are the digital rights issues that lurk beneath the surface.
As the clock ticks down towards passage, the Open Rights Group has blasted the Digital Economy Bill. Among the concerns, the group says it is a “privacy disaster waiting to happen”.
There’s been a recent court ruling surrounding filesharing. If a parent refuses to divulge which child is responsible for sharing copyrighted material, then the parents could be liable.
The hugely controversial Digital Economy Bill has cleared the third reading. As a result, it has cleared the House of Lords and will move on to the final stage.
Reports are surfacing that there is another trade agreement that is currently being negotiated: JEFTA (EU-Japan Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement). The trade agreement is between Europe and Japan.
In two days, the UK Digital Economy Bill will reach the report stage. This is the second to last step before clearing the House of Lords.
President Donald Trump made it a campaign promise that he would withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Earlier today, he followed through on that promise and signed an executive order doing just that.
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) bill has been tabled in Canada’s House of Commons. Bill C-30 shows a first glimpse into how ratification may take place.
The ink has barely dried on CETA and, already, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) already has an implementation bill on the notice paper. Some reports say that CETA could be implemented as soon as December.