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  The worst possible version of the EU Copyright Directive has sparked a German uprising; BoingBoing, February 18, 2019 Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing; The worst possible version of the EU Copyright Directive has sparked a German uprising“In the meantime, the petition to save Europe from the Directive—already the largest in EU history—keeps racking up more signatures, and is on track to be the largest petition in the history of the … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2019-02-19By James … Read More

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  Entrepreneurs Tell USPTO Director Iancu: Patent Trolls Aren’t Just “Monster Stories”; Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), February 14, 2019 Joe Mullin, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF); Entrepreneurs Tell USPTO Director Iancu: Patent Trolls Aren’t Just “Monster Stories”“Unfortunately, the new director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is in a serious state of denial about patent trolls and the hurt they cause to technologists everywhere. Today a number of … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” Movements BlogPublished on 2019-02-16By James … Read More

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  The federal government’s responsibilities to provide online content in non-English languages The Sunlight Foundation’s Web Integrity Project (WIP) has released a new report with an informal review of how federal agencies meet the needs of website users who lack English fluency. Explained: The federal government’s responsibilities to provide online content in non-English languages by Jon Campbell and Sarah John (Feb 14, … Source: Free Government InformationPublished on 2019-02-14By James A Jacobs Agreement On SPC Manufacturing Waiver Reached, Benefitting EU … Read More

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  EU Copyright Rules: Provisional Deal Struck On Changes The European Council’s Romanian presidency announced today it has struck a provisional agreement with the EU Parliament on a draft directive that makes changes to existing European Union copyright rules. The draft agreement, which will go before the full Council of member states and Parliament for approval, would make changes … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2019-02-13By William New The Scouts Teach Us All a Lesson About Trademark Law; Forbes, February … Read More

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  TRIPS Council To Look At IP And The Public Interest, Business Interest The World Trade Organization is the prime gathering point for the world’s governments to discuss and negotiate on policies of the day. A decades-long swinging pendulum within the WTO’s committee on trade and intellectual property is IP’s contribution to innovation and economy and its contribution to the public interest. At … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2019-02-11By William New New High-Tech System Against Falsified Medicines Goes Live … Read More

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