800 Years of Magna Carta: Rule of Law & Property Rights
Thursday, August 6, 2015 4:49 pm | By Nathaniel D'Amico

 The Magna Carta, Latin for “Great Charter”, celebrated its 800th birthday last month. King John of England, an absolute monarch, signed the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215 in order to end the rebellion of a group of barons who had tired of his abuses. Under the English system at the time, the King was considered above the law and had virtually no limits imposed on his exercise of power. As in any system of government in which limits are not placed on power, the citizens suffered. 

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International guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights
Monday, July 20, 2015 5:00 am | By Lorenzo Montanari

Today Property Rights Alliance sent an international coalition letter, supporting all types of intellectual property, to Dr. Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as well as leaders of several other major international organizations. This letter, supported by 85 free market think tanks and advocacy groups representing 51 countries, elaborated guidelines on rule of law and intellectual property as essential benchmarks to the creation and preservation of a free and just society. 

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Why Intellectual Property Trumps the Currency Fight
Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:07 pm | By Nate D'Amico

Last Thursday, the Senate voted 62 to 38 to advance the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill.  This is a vital piece of legislation to aid President Obama and Congress’s ongoing push to complete negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.  This is a multi-lateral trade deal with eleven foreign nations, among them Australia, Japan, and Singapore that began negotiations in 2005.  This bill is significant because it will allow us to establish and expand intellectual property protections with countries who currently have weak or non-existent intellectual property laws or fail to prevent theft of U.S. intellectual property. 

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