Consumer Electronics Industry’s Gary Shapiro Offers Kinder Words to Hollywood at CES Show Opener
CES2013, Intellectual Property, The Innovation Economy
January 8th, 2013
LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2013 – One year after Consumer Electronics Association President Gary Shapiro opened his technology trade show with a war cry against the entertainment industry, Shapiro this morning touted “two industries working together to solve problems” of sharing digital content. In his welcoming remarks at the launch of the Consumer Electronics Show […]
After 14 years, FCC Tries Again To Bring Competition to Cable Access
FCC, Intellectual Property, Media
October 15th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, October 14, 2010 — As expected, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday ordered cable companies to make their programming more accessible to device manufacturers so that consumers have more reasons to buy innovative gadgets that can more seamlessly access cable television programming and content on the web.
Intellectual Property Breakfast Club Today Likely to Focus on Bill Seizing Infringing Web Domains
Broadband Calendar, Copyright, Intellectual Property
October 12th, 2010
WASHINGTON, October 12, 2010 – The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Tuesday, focusing on “Finding Solutions to the Problems of Copyright Infringement,” may well focus on S. 3804, the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act” (COICA), introduced late last month by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.
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.
ACTA Negotiators Won’t Release New Discussion Draft
Copyright, Intellectual Property
July 2nd, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2010 — US trade representatives say they made progress this week in building consensus on key provisions of a new international intellectual property enforcement agreement — but not enough to share with the rest of the world.
“There was no consensus to release another text,” said Nefeterius Akeli McPherson, a USTR spokeswoman in an e-mailed note about this week’s discussions over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in Lucerne, Switzerland. “There was not sufficient progress at this round to make release of new text meaningful. The issues under discussion are still well reflected in the text that is public now. We hope to make more progress at the next round.”
Silicon Valley Fears Big Liabilities In Small Print of Proposed Trade Agreement
July 1st, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2010 –The office of the United States Trade Representative said Thursday that its negotiators had “made progress in building consensus,” over specific provisions in a controversial global intellectual property agreement — but it’s unlikely that whatever consensus they reached will be welcomed by all back at home.
U.S. Trade Rep Stands Firm Amid Barrage of Criticism Over Global Intellectual Property Negotiations
Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Patents
June 28th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2010 – The office of the United States Trade Representative is standing firm as its negotiators head into a set of week-long negotiations over the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Study: Intellectual Property Creates, Fuels High-Paying Jobs
Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Patents, Trademarks
April 29th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2010 – The Global Intellectual Property Center, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, this week released a study examining the affects of intellectual property on American jobs between 2000 and 2007.
Broadband Stimulus Funds Bring Debate Over Distribution; Package Moves to Vote
February 7th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 7, 2009 – Funding for broadband deployment makes up approximately one percent of President Obama’s approximately $820 billion economic stimulus package. But a hearty debate has unfolded over how, where, and to whom those funds should be distributed.
Webcasts of Broadband Breakfast Club Now Available Online
January 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, January 14, 2009 – Webcasts of the Broadband Breakfast Club, a discussion group on the key issues at the intersection of broadband technology and internet policy, are now available for purchase on the BroadbandCensus.com channel of TV Mainstream.