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Ontario Chamber calls for tougher IP protection

Briefs | 12/04/2007 3:44 pm EST

Advocates for tougher copyright protection have a new ally. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce released a report December 3 calling on both the provincial and federal governments for more crime-fighting resources, tougher laws and longer jail time to curb internet piracy, trademark counterfeiting and other infringements of intellectual rights. Claiming that Canada "does not have an effective IPR protection strategy", the Chamber questions whether existing laws and mechanisms even meet the basic obligations contained in the World Trade Organization's agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property.

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