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Google, Microsoft, Obama Admin team Up To Fight Drug Counterfeiters Online

Broadband Breakfast Staff

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The Obama administration, alongside a group of 11 key technology companies on Tuesday unveiled a new non-profit group aimed at cracking down on online “pharmacies” that sell fake drugs.

“Trafficking in counterfeits is not victimless,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House Intellectual Property Summit on Tuesday. “The Justice department is committed to making sure that it is not seen as a safe business strategy.”

The companies that are involved in the initiative include: American Express, eNom Inc, GoDaddy, Mastercard, Microsoft; Neustar, Inc., Paypal Yahoo! Inc., and Visa.

Counterfeit drug sales account for about $75 billion in global sales, according to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

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Public Knowledge Celebrates 20 Years of Helping Congress Get a Clue on Digital Rights

Derek Shumway

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Screenshot of Gigi Sohn from Public Knowledge's 20th anniversary event

The Obama administration, alongside a group of 11 key technology companies on Tuesday unveiled a new non-profit group aimed at cracking down on online “pharmacies” that sell fake drugs.

“Trafficking in counterfeits is not victimless,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House Intellectual Property Summit on Tuesday. “The Justice department is committed to making sure that it is not seen as a safe business strategy.”

The companies that are involved in the initiative include: American Express, eNom Inc, GoDaddy, Mastercard, Microsoft; Neustar, Inc., Paypal Yahoo! Inc., and Visa.

Counterfeit drug sales account for about $75 billion in global sales, according to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

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U.S. and EU Privacy and Intellectual Property Landscape Complicate Data Use Requirements

Derek Shumway

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Photo of Lee Tiedrich in February 2020 from the Regulatory Review on Twitter

The Obama administration, alongside a group of 11 key technology companies on Tuesday unveiled a new non-profit group aimed at cracking down on online “pharmacies” that sell fake drugs.

“Trafficking in counterfeits is not victimless,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House Intellectual Property Summit on Tuesday. “The Justice department is committed to making sure that it is not seen as a safe business strategy.”

The companies that are involved in the initiative include: American Express, eNom Inc, GoDaddy, Mastercard, Microsoft; Neustar, Inc., Paypal Yahoo! Inc., and Visa.

Counterfeit drug sales account for about $75 billion in global sales, according to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

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In Google v. Oracle, Supreme Court Hears Landmark Fair Use Case on Software Copyright

Jericho Casper

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Photo of Tom Goldstein from the Peabody Award used with permission

The Obama administration, alongside a group of 11 key technology companies on Tuesday unveiled a new non-profit group aimed at cracking down on online “pharmacies” that sell fake drugs.

“Trafficking in counterfeits is not victimless,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House Intellectual Property Summit on Tuesday. “The Justice department is committed to making sure that it is not seen as a safe business strategy.”

The companies that are involved in the initiative include: American Express, eNom Inc, GoDaddy, Mastercard, Microsoft; Neustar, Inc., Paypal Yahoo! Inc., and Visa.

Counterfeit drug sales account for about $75 billion in global sales, according to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

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