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World Intellectual Property Organization

Where are the Member States at the UN on: Procurement Fraud, Child Sex Abuse and Whistleblower Retaliation?

Bea Edwards | Posted 04.29.2016 | World
Bea Edwards

Francis Gurry, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of the UN, stands accused of manipulating WIPO's procuremen...

Captcha Fail Leaves Blind People Unable To Sign Petition To Help The Blind

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology

Thanks in part to a dreaded Captcha code on the White House's petitions website, it's nearly impossible for blind web users to sign a "We The People" ...

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 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,...

Innovation Shifted To China During The Downturn: U.N. Report

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's an unfortunate fact of a downturn: declining corporate cash flows and slumping confidence usually induce firms to file fewer patents and slash sp...

US Tries to Block Progress on Treaty for Blind and Other Disabilities

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Love

Today a UN body is trying to reach an agreement on work on copyright exceptions for persons who are blind or have other disabilities. The US Patent and Trademark Office is aggressively trying to block it.

Why Is the Obama Administration Not Standing Up for People with Disabilities?

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Love

Why are publishers and their responsive friends in the US and EU governments so opposed the efforts to create strong global exceptions for persons who have disabilities?

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...

Obama Joins Group to Block Treaty for Blind and Other Reading Disabilities

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Love

The number of accessible works is very small everywhere. However, in developing countries, the collections are super small, and access to works in languages other than English is practically non-existent.