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  • CHA Hearing on tuesday about Title 44 and “Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond”
    Be sure to tune in this coming Tuesday for the Committee on House Administration’s hearing on Title 44 and the FDLP. It looks like it’ll be streaming from CHA’s Website. And if you haven’t yet done so, please sign our petition “Protect the public right to government information: help preserve ...
    Source: Free Government InformationPublished on 2017-09-22By James R. Jacobs
  • WTO Market Access Committee Debates China, India Restrictions On IT, Russia’s GIs On Wine
    In the World Trade Organization Market Access Committee today, a range of member countries raised concern over China's tariffs on semiconductors and India's duties on a range of information technology products. In addition, the European Union raised concern over uneven application of lower tariffs for geographically indicated wines, favouring local ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-09-22By William New
  • New Collaboration To Deliver Open-Source Submission And Peer-Review Platform
    This week, eLife and Collaborative Knowledge Foundation announced a partnership "to build a user-driven, open-source submission and peer-review platform" aimed at improving on existing industry models. ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-09-22By William New
  • US Copyright Agenda Stalling In Congress
    NEW YORK -- The music community in the United States has a wide copyright agenda covering various business issues and stakeholders. While it had entertained the notion that a new President with its new administration and Congress would be more sympathetic to the complex needs of the industry, it is ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-09-22By Emmanuel Legrand
  • German Court: Thumbnail Images In Search Engines Not A Copyright Violation
    In a noteworthy ruling, the German Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe today decided that the use of picture search engines and the publishing of the resulting thumbnails and reference links does not violate German copyright law (I ZR 11/16 - Vorschaubilder III) . The case that had been brought ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-09-21By Monika Ermert
  • Panel Brings Out Key Public Interest Issues In Gene Editing Technology
    WASHINGTON, DC -- The still-emerging breakthrough CRISPR gene editing tool has the potential to transform the field and do enormous good for humankind. But let’s make sure we understand it better and ensure the public interest before launching into using it too widely. That was a message of a set ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-09-21By William New
  • Tratado de livre comércio União Europeia-Mercosul prejudicaria os direitos dos usuários e o conjunto de bens comuns (commons)
    Hoje, a Creative Commons publicou uma análise do projeto de capítulo de propriedade intelectual do acordo de livre comércio entre a União Europeia e o Mercosul, que abarca diversos aspectos vinculados a direitos de autor e direitos conexos. Nós examinamos questões que seriam prejudiciais ao domínio público, à criatividade e ...
    Source: Creative CommonsPublished on 2017-09-20By Timothy Vollmer
  • El tratado de libre comercio Unión Europea-Mercosur dañará los comunes y los derechos de los usuarios
    Hoy Creative Commons publicó un análisis del borrador del capítulo de propiedad intelectual del acuerdo de libre comercio entre la Unión Europea y el Mercosur, que abarca varios aspectos vinculados al derecho de autor. Examinamos cuestiones que irían en detrimento del dominio público y serían perjudiciales para la creatividad, el ...
    Source: Creative CommonsPublished on 2017-09-20By Timothy Vollmer
  • EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement Would Harm User Rights and the Commons
    Today Creative Commons published a policy analysis covering several copyright-related issues presented in the draft intellectual property chapter of EU-Mercosur free trade agreement. We examine issues that would be detrimental to the public domain, creativity and sharing, and user rights in the digital age. [The policy paper is also available ...
    Source: Creative CommonsPublished on 2017-09-20By Timothy Vollmer
  • Breaking – WHO Issues Alarming Report On Coming Shortage Of Antibiotics
    A new report issued today by the World Health Organization shows a “serious lack” of new antibiotics in development, even as resistance to existing antibiotics are on the rise. The head of the WHO said the report shows an “urgent need” for investment into research and development. In addition, a ...
    Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-09-19By William New
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