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  Tracking the unlawful or accidental removal of government records In the age of digital information, it is easier than it ever has been for government agencies to alter or delete official records at the flick of a switch. The U.S. Code (Title 44) and Code of Federal Regulations (Title 36) require agencies to “prevent the unlawful or accidental removal, … Source: Free Government InformationPublished on 2018-06-22By James A Jacobs Expert Group Meeting To Precede Next Week’s WIPO Genetic Resources … Read More

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  European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee Gives Green Light to Harmful Link Tax and Pervasive Platform Censorship Today, the European Parliament the Legal Affairs Committee voted in favor of the most harmful provisions of the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The outcome reflects a disturbing path toward increasing control of the web to benefit powerful rights holders at the expense of the … Source: Creative CommonsPublished on 2018-06-20By Timothy Vollmer EU Copyright Reform Proposal Clears Lead … Read More

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  Inside Views: The Myth Behind Health And Trade Agreements – Q&A With Othoman Mellouk Dr Othoman Mellouk is a Moroccan treatment advocate who has been working on intellectual property and access to medicines for more than a decade. He is the Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines Lead at the international treatment preparedness coalition (ITPC), a global network of people living with HIV and … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-06-18By Patralekha Chatterjee Inside Views: Rethinking Article III Standing … Read More

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  Time Use Study of Reading in America It is nice to see an article in a popular magazine make good and explicit use of government data. This article has a couple of added bonuses for government information librarians: It is about reading and it does a very good job of explaining how to avoid being mislead by … Source: Free Government InformationPublished on 2018-06-15By James A Jacobs Protests greet Brussels copyright reform plan; BBC News, June 15, 2018 BBC … Read More

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  World’s 5 Largest IP Offices Name Artificial Intelligence A Top Strategic Priority The heads of the patent offices of China, Europe, Korea, Japan and the United States met today and declared artificial intelligence one of the top strategic priorities for them as a group. Other efforts included work on harmonising patent practices, the Global Dossier program, classification of new technologies, and patents … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-06-14By William New European Commission Appoints Artificial Intelligence Expert Group, Launches … Read More

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