Is Canada Against Access to Knowledge?

Michael Geist hasa summary of what has been going on at the WIPO Development Agenda talks, and Howard Knopf writes about what is going on with the WIPO Broadcast Treaty talks.

General theme? Canada seems to be standing alongside the USA which has decided to sacrifice much of its real economy for a mythical industrial knowledge economy. Given that Canada's share of this economy for proprietary "movies, music and microcode" is tiny, this will have an even more disastrous effect on the Canadian economy than the US.