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  Virus Genetic Information Hot Topic At WHO; Flu Framework Under Nagoya Needs More Time World Health Organization members decided more consideration is needed to address the genetic information of flu viruses in the organisation’s pandemic framework, and the suggestion to have the framework considered as a special instrument under the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing of genetic resources. … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-01-29By Catherine Saez WHO-Netherlands To Hold Fair Pricing Forum In May The World … Read More

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  La comunidad de CC lanza consulta acerca de la estrategia del movimiento Hoy, la comunidad de Creative Commons está abriendo el proceso de consulta sobre el borrador de su estrategia para apoyar un movimiento global fuerte y en crecimiento. La propuesta es parte de un proceso liderado por la propia comunidad que comenzó en la Cumbre Global en Seúl, Corea del Sur, … Source: Creative CommonsPublished on 2017-01-25By Ryan Merkley WHO Director Candidates Down To Three, Europe Drops In … Read More

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  CBS, Paramount Settle Lawsuit Over ‘Star Trek’ Fan Film; Hollywood Reporter, 1/20/17 Eriq Gardner, Hollywood Reporter; CBS, Paramount Settle Lawsuit Over ‘Star Trek’ Fan Film“Stand down from battle stations. Star Trek rights holders CBS and Paramount have seen the logic of settling a copyright suit against Alec Peters, who solicited money on crowdfunding sites and hired professionals to make a YouTube short and a script of a … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2017-01-20By James ‘Kip’ Currier, PhD, JD Article: Exploring … Read More

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  Achieving SDG Health Targets Using ‘The Vital Role Of Law’ Effective laws, including those around intellectual property rights, and an enabling legal environment, are as essential to a healthy society as clean water, a group made up of a representative of the World Health Organization, academics and a legal expert for a civil society group, have asserted while launching a … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-01-18By Peter Kenny CIA’s CREST declassified database is now online. Thanks MuckRock and … Read More

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  Library of Congress and U.S. Copyright Office Roundup; Information Today, 1/10/17 Corilee Christou, Information Today; Library of Congress and U.S. Copyright Office Roundup“Copyright Office StrugglesThe overall picture at the LC certainly seems rosy. However, the U.S. Copyright Office is a different story. The office, led by then Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante, was attempting to fix its problems in 2016, but with … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2017-01-14By James ‘Kip’ Currier, PhD, JD Librarian of Congress … Read More

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