Congressional Anti-Piracy Caucus Calls for Strong International IP Protection
Friday, May 27, 2011 2:30 pm | By Grant Morgan

The Congressional Anti-Piracy Caucus released the 2011 edition of its watch list on Thursday, identifying some significant U.S. trading partners as sources of concern due to weak copyright laws and inconsistent enforcement.

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Governor Perry Signs Eminent Domain Reform Bill into Law
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:30 pm | By Grant Morgan

A five-year long fight to reform eminent domain laws in Texas and protect the rights of property-holders ended successfully on Monday when Governor Rick Perry signed SB 18 into law. The bill had been previously presented twice to legislature in Texas. In 2007, the bill was passed but subsequently vetoed, while in 2009 it passed the state House but stalled in the Senate.

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No Progress on Bribery Prevention, According to OECD
Thursday, May 26, 2011 11:00 am | By Grant Morgan

There has been little or no progress on implementing transparency and anti-corruption measures, according to a report issued Tuesday by Transparency International, a non-governmental anti-corruption body. The 2011 Anti-Bribery Convention Progress Report , released at the OECD Summit in Paris, gives a comprehensive review of the efforts made by signatories to the convention on investigating, prosecuting, and preventing corruption.

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