SAN FRANCISCO, October 5, 2010 — Global trade negotiators on Tuesday released what they’re calling the final draft of a anti-counterfeiting trade agreement that also addresses enforcement measures against intellectual property violations in the digital environment.
American and European trade representatives said Monday that they’ve successfully concluded talks concerning a global anti-counterfeiting trade agreement, and they’re ready to release the draft sometime this week, but a report in the Wall Street Journal says that the negotiators still can’t agree on the terms concerning enforcement of intellectual property rights in the digital environment.
SAN FRANCISCO, September 9, 2010 — The European Union might drop out of a global intellectual property enforcement agreement between the United States, Japan and other countries because of too many compromises in the two most recent rounds of negotiations, said the European Union’s Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht.
SAN FRANCISCO, September 7, 2010 – U2’s band manager Paul McGuinness has once again lit up the debate over who and what’s responsible for the decline of the music industry. In the August edition of British GQ, McGuinness declares: “I am convinced that ISPs are not going to help the music and film industry voluntarily. Some things have got to come with the force of legislation.”
SAN FRANCISCO, September 7, 2010 – International trade negotiators have dropped a controversial secondary liability provision regarding online copyright infringement, but still appear to be haggling over the anti-circumvention provisions, a leaked copy of an August version of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement shows.
SAN FRANCISCO, September 2, 2010 – U.S. trade negotiators participating in talks with their European, Japanese and other other global counterparts blocked the online publication of the latest draft of a controversial anti-counterfeiting and piracy agreement after the latest round of meetings this August, according to a report from a European Union policy foundation.
WASHINGTON, August 4, 2010 — Public Knowledge has chosen three recipients for the advocacy group’s 2010 IP3 awards, to be presented Oct. 13 in Washington. The winners have, according to the press release, “advanced the public interest in one of the three areas of ‘IP’ – Intellectual Property, Information Policy and Internet Protocol.”
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2010 – Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property Stanford McCoy defended the process and goals of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement at the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Tuesday.
BroadbandBreakfast.com on Wednesday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club event on Tuesday, which included discussion between McCoy at a range of industry officials representing copyright holders, technology companies, telecommunications providers and academics.
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2010 – A communications and technology lobbying group is gnashing its teeth over a pending international trade agreement governing intellectual property that it says could bind U.S. firms and give internet access providers too much authority.