Bernard Keane November 25, 2015 16 Comments
The government's response to the Harper review of competition law follows a pattern of reforming only if it doesn't upset powerful interests.
Bernard Keane October 14, 2015 10 Comments
The TPP will provide companies with a new weapon to use against whistleblowers, a leaked chapter reveals.
Josh Taylor October 12, 2015 14 Comments
The timing of the piracy site-blocking bill is somewhat curious ...
Bernard Keane October 5, 2015 14 Comments
If trade ministers have reached a deal on the TPP, it will just be the start of a process by which Australia's national interests will be further damaged.
Crikey September 14, 2015 2 Comments
As the US free-trade agreement turns 10, intellectual property associate professor Kimberlee Weatherall asks: what did it really do for copyright owners?
Bernard Keane April 1, 2015 7 Comments
There's a consensus among independent economic agencies that we are going about "free trade agreements" the wrong way, but the government is unlikely to listen as it prepares to cave in to US intellectual property demands.
Crikey January 15, 2015 10 Comments
Without an open approach to sharing intellectual property, clean energy technologies will be at the mercy of corporate patent trolls, writes ANU College of Law associate professor Dr Matthew Rimmer.
Bernard Keane October 20, 2014 11 Comments
Canberra is hosting the current round of talks to try to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty -- despite the damage it will inflict on the national interest.
Crikey October 17, 2014 20 Comments
The latest draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, released by WikiLeaks, is a literal Mickey Mouse agreement, writes Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU college of law.
Bernard Keane September 24, 2014 9 Comments
The draft review of competition policy by Ian Harper presents the Coalition -- and all politicians -- with a challenge of reforms long ignored by governments.