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Feature @IPilogue Post: ‘The Future of Rights: Intellectual Property, Economic Inequality, and the ‘Digital Divide”

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“A quarter century since he helped to create it, the man widely regarded as the creator of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, has renewed calls for a Digital Bill of Rights to help preserve the open and innovative character of his invention and to protect human rights in the so-called digital age.”

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Feature @IPilogue Post: ‘iCanada: Budget 2014 and the Shape of a Digital Economy Strategy’

“While many Canadians were justifiably preoccupied with the athletic achievements and disappointments taking place at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, they may have overlooked the fact that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty released his 10th consecutive budget on February 11th, 2014. Budget 2014, entitled The Road to Balance: Creating Jobs and Opportunities, sets out the Government of Canada’s plans to bring the country’s balance sheet back to a surplus prior to 2015—and the next federal election. As a ‘road to balance’, it does not offer much in the way of new programs or strategies. However, as scholars, lawyers, and analysts have argued, The Road to Balance may also be paving a path towards a long-awaited Digital Economy Strategy.”

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