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  • NAFTA 2.0 Must Strengthen Intellectual Property Rights

    10/17/2017 5:14:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    It now appears that Donald Trump's intention regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement is to mend it, not end it. That's good news, because the trade deal has been a stunning economic success for Canada, Mexico and the United States. Freer trade has meant steady increases in the volume of trade, greater competitiveness and lower prices. But as Trump's negotiators craft a NAFTA 2.0 deal, some things need to be fixed to assure America's continued commanding heights in technology and innovation. Intellectual property rights -- patents, copyrights and so on -- need to be better safeguarded. There have...
  • China says its bullet train technology was stolen, days after US trade probe move

    08/17/2017 1:48:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    SCMP ^ | 17 August, 2017 | Wendy Wu
    China says its bullet train technology was stolen, days after US trade probe move Officials urged to do more to protect intellectual property in commentary published two days after US announcement PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 August, 2017, 8:32am UPDATED : Thursday, 17 August, 2017, 8:32am Beijing has apparently hit back at US plans to investigate intellectual property violations by China, with officials urged to do more to protect bullet train technology from theft. The call came in a commentary published in the official Procuratorial Daily on Wednesday, two days after it was announced that US President Donald Trump would authorise...
  • Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property practices

    08/15/2017 3:33:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 15, 2017 | Lesley Wroughton and Jeff Mason
    Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property practices WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry into China's alleged theft of intellectual property in the first direct trade measure by his administration against Beijing, but one that is unlikely to prompt near-term change. Trump broke from his 17-day vacation in New Jersey to sign the memo in the White House at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing over North Korea's nuclear ambitions. The investigation is likely to cast a shadow over relations with China, the largest U.S. trading partner, just as Trump is asking...
  • New Gallup poll shows Americans want third political party participation

    09/26/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9-24-14 | Karl Dickey
    A new Gallup poll out this morning, September 24, 2014, found that 58% of Americans strongly want a third political party choice in the candidates because the two older parties "do such a poor job" representing the people. This number is little changed from a Gallup poll asking the same question in 2007. The third largest political party is the Libertarian Party, yet its candidates face unfair hurdles of ballot access and media exclusion. Many states in the nation purposely raise the bar for Libertarian Party candidates to have their name printed on the ballot alongside the Republican and Democratic...
  • USTR Report: Chinese Government Creates Friction for Global Trade

    12/29/2013 10:19:55 PM PST · by ckilmer
    wallstcheatsheet ^ | November 15, 2013 | Dan Ritter
      Home / Breaking News / USTR Report: Chinese Government Creates Friction for Global Trade Dan Ritter Google+ Twitter | More Articles December 29, 2013 Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/timokl/ China’s economic development depends as much on international diplomacy as it does on domestic investment and political reform. According to state-run news agency Xinhua, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said earlier this month that one of China’s top economic priorities for 2014 will be economic diplomacy, conducted with the goal of capitalizing on opportunities to grow both the domestic and global economy.It’s hard to understate the increasingly important role that China plays in...
  • Report: Gov't scooping up Verizon phone records

    06/06/2013 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 98 replies
    MyWay ^ | 6/6/13
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency has been collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, according to a report in Britain's Guardian newspaper.</p> <p>The order was granted by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on April 25 and is good until July 19, the newspaper reported Wednesday. The order requires Verizon, one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies, on an "ongoing, daily basis" to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and other countries.</p>
  • Obama Orders Regulators to Root Out Patent Trolls

    06/05/2013 9:19:55 AM PDT · by indthkr · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | EDWARD WYATT
    ... Senator Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and who was a primary sponsor of the 2011 law, said he backs the presidents effort to suppress patent trolls. The United States patent system is vital for our economic growth, job creation, and technological advance, Mr. Leahy said in a statement. Unfortunately, misuse of low-quality patents through patent trolling has tarnished the systems image. ...
  • Report: China Steals $300 Billion of American Ideas Every Year Costing US Economy 2.1 Million Jobs

    05/29/2013 4:53:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    A new study led by Dennis Blair, who served as President Barack Obamas first director of national intelligence, and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, who served as U.S. ambassador to China from 2009 through 2011 found that the US loses billions in intellectual property to Chinese hackers every year. The report found that an estimated 2.1 million American jobs were lost due to intellectual theft. The report recommends corporations hire what amount to full-time IT security guards who patrol their networks assisted by automated systems that scan for software behaving strangely, a telltale sign of malware looking for...
  • Could Morse Have Patented the Web?

    04/01/2012 2:34:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | L. GORDON CROVITZ | March 25, 2012
    In 1853, the Supreme Court gave Samuel Morse some bad news. In O'Reilly v. Morse, the justices approved the inventor's patent for part of the telegraph that delivered the Morse code message "What Hath God Wrought?" but said he could not patent the idea of sending messages electronically across great distances. Ideas alone, the justices said, cannot be patented. Morse's descendants should demand a rehearing. The standards for patents are so low that simply having an idea often justifies a patent. Morse wanted a patent to cover "electro-magnetism, however developed, for marking or printing intelligible characters, signs, letters, at any...
  • The 18 Senators Who Approve Breaking The Internet To Protect Hollywood

    06/07/2011 3:22:34 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 30 replies
    techdirt.com ^ | 05/26/2011
    The 18 Senators Who Approve Breaking The Internet To Protect Hollywood from the not-cool dept Last fall, we noted that the Senate Judiciary Committee had unanimously voted to approve COICA, a bill for censoring the internet as a favor to the entertainment industry. Thankfully, Senator Ron Wyden stepped up and blocked COICA from progressing. This year, COICA has been replaced by the PROTECT IP Act, which fixes some of the problems of COICA, but introduces significant other problems as well. A wide cross section of people who actually understand technology and innovation have come out against PROTECT IP as written...
  • Online IP protection bill sparks outrage (Could FR be Shutdown?)

    09/29/2010 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Computerworld ^ | 29 September 2010 | Jaikumar Vijayan
    Computerworld - Proposed federal legislation that would require domain registrars, Internet Service Providers and others to block access to Web sites that the U.S. contends contribute to copyright infringement has generated outrage among privacy advocates and prominent industry personalities. Proponents of the legislation argue that passing the bill would be a vital move toward protecting U.S. jobs and innovation. The bill, called the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), was introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). The proposed law would allow the U.S. Department of Justice to file a civil, in rem...
  • FR's new IP address

    06/21/2010 12:21:21 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Chuck | 21st June | Chuck
    Probably not many people noticed, but FR changed its IP address over the weekend, from 209.157.64.201 to 209.157.64.200. I only noticed because I had hard coded the address to my HOSTS file. I just wanted to remind the admins that there are many links to 209.157.64.201 out there. Search any search engine for site:209.157.64.201 to see.
  • Space-based router promises more reliable communications

    01/22/2010 2:09:05 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 423+ views
    GCN ^ | 1/15/2010 | Kathleen Hickey
    The first IP router on a commercial satellite has successfully passed its in-orbit test, moving the military and commercial customers closer to an era of faster satellite communications. The Internet Routing in Space (IRIS) technology is expected to reduce latency and increase efficiency, said Steven Boutelle, vice president of Cisco Global Government Solutions Group. Boutelle, who served as the U.S. Armys chief information officer prior to joining Cisco, said IRIS can route data to multiple ground receivers in a single step, eliminating the need to double-hop to a teleport, reducing latency and increasing transponder utilization. The router and modem software...
  • Repya turns to fight for IP endorsement in gubernatorial race

    01/20/2010 4:07:38 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 317+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-20-10 | Billy Salisbury
    Joe Repya is one old soldier who won't fade away. Repya, a 63-year-old retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel from Eagan who served in three wars, today will join a political battle by launching a campaign for the Independence Party endorsement for governor. He's a political newcomer but the veteran of 10 years of combat duty in Vietnam and of the Persian Gulf War and one of the oldest U.S. soldiers to volunteer for Operation Iraqi Freedom said Tuesday, "No other candidate is as battle-tested as I am." He planned to file paperwork with the state campaign finance board today to...
  • Intellectual Property Tax?

    07/15/2009 10:41:18 AM PDT · by tjbandrowsky · 4 replies · 464+ views
    The Treatyist ^ | 7/15/2009 | TJ Bandrowsky
    The one thing I've noticed about much of the liberal agenda is that it doesn't really change their industries that much. Liberals, by being centered economically in intellectual property fields from the media to academia, don't have to deal with federal property regulation and don't have to pay taxes on their intellectual property. Someone that owns the rights to Gone with the Wind pays less in property taxes than a guy that owns a gas station. Instead of waging class warfare, we throw out this food for thought: why not simply raise further "revenues" by taxing and regulate liberal properties...
  • What the MPAA wants from Obama

    12/10/2008 5:05:14 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 3 replies · 313+ views
    Ars Technica ^ | December 10, 2008 | Nate Anderson
    3 strikes, Canada crackdown The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has supplied its political wish list to the Obama transition team, and thanks to new transition team policies, that means the MPAA has shared its agenda with everyone on the Internet. "Graduated response" rules are praised, anti-camcording rules are paramount, and Canada and Spain are two of the countries that need to be singled out for "priority trade policy attention." The Obama transition team is publicizing its meetings with interest groups and putting any materials provided to the team up on the change.gov web site. The MPAA document is...
  • Bush signs RIAA-backed intellectual-property law

    10/13/2008 6:37:54 PM PDT · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 90 replies · 2,331+ views
    CNET | 10/13/08 | Stephanie Condon
    President Bush on Monday signed into law an intellectual-property enforcement bill that would consolidate federal efforts to combat copyright infringement under a new White House cabinet position. The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act establishes within the executive branch the position of intellectual property enforcement coordinator, who will be appointed by the president. The law also steepens penalties for intellectual-property infringement, and increases resources for the Department of Justice to coordinate for federal and state efforts against counterfeiting and piracy. The so-called Pro-IP Act passed unanimously in the Senate last month and received strong bipartisan support in the...
  • Hole in Adobe software allows free movie downloads

    09/27/2008 7:41:59 AM PDT · by shove_it · 13 replies · 925+ views
    Yahoo! via Reuters ^ | 9/27/2008 | Daisuke Wakabayashi
    A security hole in Adobe Systems Inc software, used to distribute movies and TV shows over the Internet, is giving users free access to record and copy from Amazon.com Inc's video streaming service. The problem exposes online video content to the rampant piracy that plagued the music industry during the Napster era and is undermining efforts by retailers, movie studios and television networks to cash in on a huge Web audience. "It's a fundamental flaw in the Adobe design. This was designed stupidly," said Bruce Schneier, a security expert who is also the chief security technology officer at British Telecom....
  • America's Unknown Competitive Edge

    07/31/2008 8:45:45 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 75+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 30, 2008 | Daniel Smith
    Americas Unknown Competitive Edge by: Daniel Smith, July 30, 2008 Believe it or not, America not only has not lost its competitive edge in the world, but, in at least one key sector, has achieved an advantage. For Pfizer, Inc., which employs 85,000 employees, intellectual property (IP) is the foundation of [their] ability to discover and develop innovative new medicines, the company CEO Jeff Kindler told a congressional committee. A generation ago, according to Kindler, Europe produced eight out of ten drug innovations. Today, however, America produces eight out of ten. Kindler encapsulated the importance of IP in a formula:...
  • IP Training Helps Build Trust in the Community

    07/01/2008 5:31:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 44+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Christina Bhatti, USA
    CAMP TAJI Getting the Iraqi Police on their feet and operating as the main effort of law enforcement in the country has been a priority of the U.S. Army. Since the force began to rebuild after the U.S. led invasion in 2003, they have been the center of controversy, often accused of rogue tactics, corruption and working for powerful political forces instead of the people. Citizens deeply distrusted those commissioned to protect them. The daunting task of rebuilding a force and putting a trusting face on the policemen fell on the shoulders of American forces. More than five years...