INNOVATION STRATEGY

Canada’s innovation strategy must stop tech trolls

While some have used the consultation to call for expanded intellectual property rules, the reality is that Canada already meets or exceeds international standards. The more pressing innovation issue is to address the abuse of intellectual property rights that may inhibit companies from innovating or discourage Canadians from taking advantage of the digital market.

As Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains considers potential policy reforms, a world-leading anti-IP abuse law would send a much-needed message that Canadian law will not support misuse of intellectual property rights. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By MICHAEL GEIST

PUBLISHED : Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 12:00 AM

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