Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement’

Final Draft of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Released

Copyright October 6th, 2010

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.

Trade Negotiators Say Anti-Counterfeiting Agreement Finalized … Except for Digital Provisions

Copyright, International October 5th, 2010

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.

Nation’s Intellectual Property Czar Discusses Economic Impacts

Intellectual Property, International September 29th, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 29, 2010 – The nation’s intellectual property czar, Victoria Espinel, highlighted recommendations made in her office’s report addressing ways to improve IP enforcement at an event held by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

Intellectual Property Breakfast Club Discusses the IP Czar

Intellectual Property, International September 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2010 – The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Tuesday brought together a wide range of stake holders to discuss whether the Obama administration’s intellectual property czar will crush internet piracy.

Prospects For Global Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in 2010 Appear Dim

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International September 9th, 2010

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.

Internet Service Providers Must Be Forced to Help Music Industry, Says U2’s Band Manager

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International September 8th, 2010

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.”

ACTA: International Trade Negotiators Drop ISP Liability, Anti-Circumvention Provisions Still In

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International September 7th, 2010

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.

Report: US Blocked EU Online Publication of Latest Anti-Counterfeiting Draft Agreement

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International September 2nd, 2010

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.

Tech and Content Industry Still at Loggerheads Over Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Deal

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Transparency July 13th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2010 – Major U.S. technology companies are worrying over an international trade agreement currently under negotiations because they see it as putting them on shaky legal ground.

At the third Intellectual Property Breakfast Club held by, panelists argued over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and its potential impact on the technology industry.

Trade Group Slams Administration Over Secret Trade Deal Negotiations

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Transparency July 6th, 2010

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.

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