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Got Global Governance?

Christopher Holshek | Posted 08.12.2014 | Home
Christopher Holshek

If you want good global governance, you have to provide good global citizenship.

Movies Are a Global Passion - and IP Helps Keep Them That Way

Chris Dodd | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Chris Dodd

In celebration of World IP Day, artists, filmmakers, musicians and other creators and innovators all over the world are joining with those who love ...

Poisoning the Treaty for the Blind

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Fruchterman

In the MPAA's "balanced" world, a system that works well in the United States -- and helps hundreds of thousands of people -- should be advocated against by our trade delegation? Huh?

MPAA Supports Meaningful Treaty for Visually Impaired

Chris Dodd | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Chris Dodd

The international community, through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is currently negotiating a treaty intended to improve access...

Disney, Viacom and Other MPAA Members Join Book Publishers to Weaken a Treaty for the Blind

James Love | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
James Love

The World Blind Union and its members and supporters in the negotiation are now concerned that that Obama Administration and the European Commission are making demands that will render the treaty far less useful, or even derail the negotiations entirely.

Who's Against Blind People Reading? Nobody!

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

So, what's the solution? It's time for the U.S. to ride to the rescue, and do the right thing. President Obama's team needs to make a decision and come out in favor of a treaty.

Zach Carter

Obama Reps Stall Rights Treaty For The Blind | Zach Carter | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Delegates from the United States and the European Union have managed to delay a key human rights treaty for the blind until at least 201...

Zach Carter

Obama's Trade Position Panned By U.N. For Protecting High Drug Prices | Zach Carter | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two major United Nations organizations warned world leaders on Thursday to avoid restrictive free trade agreements that may threaten pub...

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Softens 'Shameful' Fight Against Cheap Drugs For Poor Countries | Zach Carter | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A change of heart from the Obama administration may pave the way to a groundbreaking global deal to provide lifesaving medications to de...

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian UNESCO Bid Sets Up Clash Between Hollywood And Israel Lobbies | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pro-Israel interests on Capitol Hill may be about to run afoul of the nearly equally powerful lobbyists of Hollywood and Silicon Valley,...

White House to Decide if Treaty for the Blind Moves Forward

James Love | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
James Love

Beginning June 15, the World Intellectual Property Organization begins nine days of negotiations on possible copyright treaties. The first days will be spent on a proposed treaty on exceptions to copyright for persons who are blind or have other disabilities.

Antiguan Businessman charged with Breaching Copyright Laws.

Carrie Crotty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Carrie Crotty

This week the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda charged a local businessman with breaching laws under the W.I.P.O. Treaty. Bettini is the first to face the courts since the the treaty's ratification.

Glenn Beck Turns To The UN For Help

UN Dispatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Among the many benefits the United Nations confers upon its members is something that international relations scholars call "lowering transaction cost...

UN: Illegal Music Sharers Should Not Be Jailed

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The heavy punishment of illegal file sharers on the web will be counter-productive in the global fight against Internet piracy and copyright infringem...

Glenn Beck Loses Claim Against Web Site Creator's

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A web site mocking Glenn Beck's integrity has won a claim brought against it by the Fox News commentator accusing the site of violating trademark righ...