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The Rich Irony of Using the Sony Hack to Attack Efforts to Fight Online Theft
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 5:44 pm | By Lorenzo Montanari

Without getting into a thorny discussion about the various problems of the much-pilloried “Stop Online Piracy Act” and its senate cousin back in 2012, it’s worth looking at how the detractors of intellectual property rights are using the results of the Sony hack to thwart any ongoing efforts by content creators to protect their property under current laws. 

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Strong IP Reform In India Would Benefit Everyone
Friday, December 19, 2014 4:55 pm | By Alexander Hendrie

Increasingly promising dialogue between the United States and India on trade issues presents an excellent opportunity for the strengthening of intellectual property rights. The recent trade policy forum (TPF) held late last month led to the two nations once again affirming their commitment to increased trade and cooperation, and to protecting IP.

 

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New regulation on foreign investment in Venezuela
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 4:00 pm | By Andrea Rondón García*

Within the context of the Legislative Powers granted to President Maduro, 41 law decrees have been issued in 2014. This has occurred on a consistent basis for more than a decade. Evidence thereof can be found by looking into the statistics over the years: with the Legislative Powers granted in 1999, 50 law decrees were issued; in 2000, 51 law decrees; in 2007, 63 law decrees and in 2010, 54 law decrees (See “Proyecto de Ley Habilitante. Instrumento para lucha de corrupción? O mayor represión a las libertades económicas?”Promoción del Diálogo Democrático a través del Análisis Legislativo Económico. CEDICE-CIPE Octubre 2013. Consulted on www.cedice.org.ve).  

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