Canada on intellectual property rights — not so bad after all?

See Michael Geist’s post on the recent World Economic Forum report on “network readiness”. Although, overall, Canada doesn’t fare so well, it ranks above both Japan and the U.S. on intellectual property (IP) protection.

Two areas where we come up quite short are, of course, the lack of competitiveness in our broadband and mobile networks (we have among the highest prices in the world), and also, interestingly, on the amount of paperwork it takes to start up a business. For more on the sorry state of Canada’s broadband access, see David Crane’s piece on Canada’s broadband infrastructure.