Broadband Roundup: China’s Tit-for-Tat with America on Cybercrime; FCC Chairman Wheeler Discusses Next-Generation Internet Networks
Asia, Broadband Roundup, Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, FCC, Fiber, IP Transition
May 27th, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 – In what appears to be a tit-for-tat on the United States Justice Department’s indictments last week for cybercrime, China has accused the United States of spying on government officials, businesses and mobile phone users, reported the BBC News. “As a superpower, the United States takes advantage of its political, economic, […]
Broadband Roundup: FBI after Chinese Hackers, AT&T after DirecTV, Congress after FCC Chairman Wheeler
Broadband Roundup, Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, Net Neutrality
May 20th, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 – On Monday, tensions with China over cybersecurity increased as the U.S. Justice Department indicted five Chinese military officers for stealing trade secrets from six United States companies. The Guardian quoted Attorney General Eric Holder as saying, “The range of trade secrets and other sensitive business information stolen in this case […]
China a Concern as Senate Judiciary Reviews IP Law Enforcement Efforts
Asia, Congress, Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Senate
June 23rd, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 – Federal law enforcement agencies testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday regarding the current state of federal intellectual property rights enforcement and the challenges to enforcing IP laws due to a complex relationship with China.
Witnesses from federal law enforcement agencies reported that the increasing complexity of prosecuting IP crimes due to their international and transnational nature has made cooperation and collaboration with foreign law enforcement agencies a high priority.
State Department Funds Shadow Internet Networks to Protect Free Speech Rights
Africa, Asia, Broadband's Impact, International, Mobile Broadband, Wireless
June 13th, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 – The U.S. State Department has acknowledged funding the establishment of independent “shadow” internet and cell-phone networks in countries with oppressive regimes, according to a Sunday New York Times article.
The effort is part of a broader “liberation technology movement” critical in the recent popular uprisings in Iran, Egypt, Libya and Syria – the more recent events are commonly referred to as the “Arab Spring.” The liberation technology refers to the use of information technology to expand political, social, and economic freedom.
Pooley Links Global Innovation to Patents
Asia, Intellectual Property, International, Patents, The Innovation Economy
April 26th, 2011
WASHINGTON April 27, 2011 – James Pooley, Deputy Director General for Innovation and Technology at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), delivered the keynote address Tuesday at the sixth annual world intellectual property day forum, calling patents a “key driver for innovation”.
Report: China Vows Copyright Crackdown
January 13th, 2011
Chinese officials vowed to step up the government’s copyright enforcement this week ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Washington, DC next week.
China Launches Sweeping New Intellectual Property Enforcement Campaign
Asia, Intellectual Property, International
December 1st, 2010
The Chinese government on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping intellectual property enforcement initiative that appears designed to reverse the culture of piracy that has so far been the norm in the country.
The initiative was unveiled by China’s Deputy Commerce Minister Jiang Zengwei at a Tuesday news conference, where he pledged closer co-operation with the United States, Japan and Europe.
Report: Security Clampdown Could Preclude International Firms From Competing In China
Asia, Intellectual Property, International
November 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, November 10, 2010 – Foreign companies could lose the opportunity to bid for government contracts in China due to new Chinese homeland security rules, according to a report in the Financial Times.
Official Chinese Newspaper Disparages Apple’s iPAD For Lack of Pirated Content
October 26th, 2010
China’s official newspaper recently criticized Apple’s iPAD because users must pay for music and movies, according to a recent report in The Christian Science Monitor.
FCC Aims to Expand Consumer Welfare
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, International, National Broadband Plan
October 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, October 15, 2010 – The recent Federal Communications Commission recent open meeting looked to progress the chairman’s goal of improving consumer welfare. The issues spanned the range of the FCC’s authority from cable to broadband and mobile telephony and even touched on technology around the Yangtze River.