IP Rights Protect American Workers
Monday, February 27, 2017 4:22 pm | By Elizabeth McKee

In his recent appearance at the CPAC, President Donald Trump delivered a rousing speech on the achievements that conservatives can expect to see in the next four years. During his speech, President Donald Trump recommitted to the promises he made during the election: to revitalize the economy and to bring back jobs to American workers. The president emphasized, “And our victory was a win for everyone who believes it’s time to stand up for America, to stand up for the American worker and to stand up for the American flag . . . We will promote our values. We will rebuild our inner cities. We will bring back our jobs and our dreams.“ 

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DC Council Bill Infringes on Property Rights, Threatens Airbnb Hosts
By Elizabeth McKee

With over 2 million listings in 34,000 cities, Airbnb has been lauded as one of the most successful companies operating in the sharing economy, and has an estimated valuation of $30 billion. More importantly, the company’s platform has changed the life of thousands of homeowners, who collectively earned $53 million through Airbnb from October 2015 to October 2016.  

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How to Remove Barriers to Women’s Property Rights
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 12:13 pm | By Elizabeth McKee

Kosovo recently announced a major reform in the country’s property rights protections, pledging to support a woman’s right to inherit and own property by clearly defining formal ownership. Although women are not legally excluded from land ownership, the predominance of informal land transfers and lack of a formal inheritance process in Kosovo allow women to be unfairly excluded from property ownership.

The US Ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie, remarked in a speech, “only 19 percent of women in Kosovo own land – and less than 4 percent of women inherit property.  Only 2 percent have a bank loan secured by property.  And Kosovo’s economy is suffering because of it.” 

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