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    Blog: ALTIUS Blogs

    Copyright fit for the internet age? Belgium implements the DSM directive (Part 3: New rules governing copyright contracts)

    On 1 August 2022, the Belgian law transposing the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“DSM directive”) (EU Directive 2019/790) was published in the Belgian State Gazette (NL / FR). The new law enters into effect immediately (with the exception of a few provisions).In our blog series highlighting the DSM directive’s implementation, we have been each day putting a spotlight on the key changes in four areas brought by the Belgian implementation of the DSM directive. In our first blog post, we discussed the DSM directive’s background and its Belgian implementation, as w...

    Blog: The Nickel Report

    EPA Publishes 2021 TRI Preliminary Dataset and Plans to Remove De Minimis TRI Reporting Exemption for PFAS

    On July 28, 2022, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  published the 2021 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) preliminary dataset that provides public access to data about chemical releases, waste management, and pollution prevention activities that took place in calendar year 2021 at more than 20,000 federal and industrial facilities across the country. The 2021 preliminary... The post EPA Publishes 2021 TRI Preliminary Dataset and Plans to Remove De Minimis TRI Reporting Exemption for PFAS appeared first on The Nickel Report. Continue Reading

    Blog: Antitrust Update

    GlaxoSmithKline Faces Antitrust Suit Over Alleged Inhaler “Hop”

    Missouri resident Elliot Conrad Dale recently filed an antitrust lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”), claiming GSK employed a “device hopping” scheme to ensure uninterrupted patent and regulatory protection for its brand-name asthma inhalers Ventolin and Arnuity Ellipta.  The complaint, filed in the Western District of Missouri on behalf of putative nationwide and state antitrust classes, alleges [...]

    Blog: Project Law Blog

    Alberta Court of Appeal Rules that Federal Impact Assessment Act is Unconstitutional

    On May 10, 2022, the Alberta Court of Appeal handed down its decision on the constitutionality of the federal Impact Assessment Act (the “IAA”). The decision, rendered pursuant to a reference to the Court by the Alberta government, held that the IAA and its associated Physical Activities Regulations (the “Regulations”) are unconstitutional as they go beyond the ...

    Blog: Pipeline Law

    Could Mexico’s Mid-Term Elections Signal a Return to Energy and Environmental Policy Rationality?

    (AMLO) and his Morena party will face greater hurdles to unwinding Mexico's 2013 Energy Reforms adopted by the former ruling party, the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI). Although retaining a majority in the Chamber of Deputies and gaining some new state governors, Morena lost its supermajority and, as a result, very likely also lost the opportunity to implement constitutional changes to reverse the 2013 Energy Reforms and achieve its goal of a nationalized energy sector in Mexico. The post Could Mexico’s Mid-Term Elections Signal a Return to Energy and Environmental Policy Rationali...

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