Media Advisory - International Business Leaders Seek G8/G20 Action on
Counterfeiting and Piracy

Heritage Minister James Moore to Address Copyright Reform at Pre-G8/G20 Anti-Piracy Conference in Toronto

TORONTO, June 21 /CNW Telbec/ - James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will speak on copyright reform at a June 22 business conference on piracy and counterfeiting, in Toronto.

The conference, organized by the International Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Intellectual Property Council, will draw attention to the urgent need for action by G8 and G20 leaders against intellectual property (IP) theft. An international expert panel on IP protection will highlight recent studies on the impact of IP theft on G20 governments, businesses and consumers, and measures G8/G20 governments should take against counterfeiting and piracy.

    When:     Tuesday, June 22, 2010
              12:40 - Minister Moore's speech
              13:30 - International panel discussion on IP theft, impacts and

              Panelists:  -  Jean Rozwadowski, Secretary General,
                             International Chamber of Commerce (impact of IP
                             theft on G20 governments, businesses and
                          -  Dr. George Barker, Director, Centre for Law and
                             Economics, College of Law, Australian National
                             University (IP, innovation and economic growth)
                          -  Sylvie Forbin, Vice President, Public and
                             European Affairs, Vivendi (digital piracy in the

              Moderator:  Graham Henderson, President, Canadian Recording
                          Industry Association

    Where:    Toronto Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place (King & Bay),

A news release and other media materials will be issued at the event.

About the International Chamber of Commerce

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the voice of world business, championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity.

About the Canadian Intellectual Property Council

The Canadian Intellectual Property Council (CIPC) is a Canadian business coalition designed to provide a central voice to press for stronger intellectual property protection both in Canada and worldwide.


For further information: For further information: Don Hogarth, Hogarth Communications, 416-565-8920,; Dawn Chardonnal, ICC Communications, +33 1 49 53 29 07,

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