IP is Fully in Line with American Values
Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:48 pm | By Rachelle Korinko

Recently, there has been a focus on patent trolls in Congress. There are more than five different bills sitting in committee all dealing with patent trolls in a variety of ways. However, patent trolls are not the only concern that the Intellectual Property (IP) rights holders and small business owners are concerned with these days. Piracy, counterfeiting, and other forms of IP theft are also occurring at alarming rates and effect millions of citizens every day.  

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Teen Heartthrob Turns Pirate
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:26 pm | By Rachelle Korinko

The night of a concert in Chicago, Justin Bieber decided to tweet out to his followers a simple question. He wanted to know a link or website where he could watch the most recent UFC fight. The only problem is that whoever provided the link or if he watched it, would be committing a crime. As made abundantly clear by Dana White, UFC’s president, the match Bieber wished to watch was pay per view only. Dana tweeted back at Justin and this sparked a small debate within the Twitter-verse

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WIPO Seeks to Improve Access to the Visually Impaired by Undermining Copyright Laws
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 3:09 pm | By Rachelle Korinko

On June 28th in Marrakesh, Morocco the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) signed an international treaty improving access to books and other published materials for the visually impaired. A total of 51 countries signed this treaty, most from developing nations but a few from developed countries.

A lack of accessibility of books for the visually impaired is a serious issue, in fact; only 5% of the works published in a year are accessible to those with visual impairments. In parlance, this is known as a ‘book famine.   

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