[kwlug-disc] Peter Braid launches Intellectual Property study
cdfrey at foursquare.net
Fri May 18 17:14:43 EDT 2012
On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 04:04:13PM -0400, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> My illustrious MP is again standing up for IP rights-holders like RIM
> and EA, proposing a study to "strengthen" IP rules. Reading between
> the lines, I'm seeing "software patents." I could be wrong, but this
> is definitely something we should keep an eye on.
I figured it was important to clarify this assumption, so I asked, and
the answer was that the scope of the study is based on the following
Intellectual property: A form of creative endeavour that can be
protected through a trade-mark, patent, copyright,
industrial design or integrated circuit topography.
This was news to me, as I was only familiar with trade-mark, patent,
and copyright as forms of protection, but sure enough, the other two
are forms as well:
Thought it would be useful to share with the list.
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