Intellectual Property

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Intellectual Property
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April 23, 2020
Recognizing the central catalytic role that intellectual property rights play in fostering knowledge-driven innovation, select members of the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA), a global network of 36 independent think tanks supporting global trade liberalization and integration, released a statement affirming the crucial importance that IP has in our global economy.
April 7, 2020
The Pirate Bay (TPB), the most notorious online platform for disseminating copyright-infringing files, recently regained its spot as the world’s top torrent site. The platform’s stubborn 17-year existence shows how much work policymakers have left to do in order to curb illegal access to digital content, even though in the case of TPB the work is as simple as mandating Internet service providers to block it.
February 24, 2020
Working together, firms from different parts of the digital economy can disrupt the supply side of the digital piracy equation to make it harder and costlier for illicit operators to function.
February 7, 2020
Congress may not be ever able to entirely eradicate digital piracy, but it should strive for better policies and stronger enforcement to bring piracy levels down to a minimum.
February 5, 2020
Delinking the cost of R&D from the final prices of medicines and making governments the funders and planners of drug development would be rife with problems.
January 10, 2020
U.S. laws and regulations should recognize and protect AI-generated IP, and assign ownership of AI-generated work to the person or organization that owns the AI.
November 26, 2019
Congress should ratify the proposed USMCA and in particular support its provision requiring 10 years of data protection for biologic drugs. The result will be a more competitive U.S. biopharmaceutical industry, more high-paying American jobs and more incentives to produce new cures.
November 7, 2019
Speaking at the 2019 World Intellectual Property Forum in Taiwan, Stephen Ezell outlined a series of recommendations for policymakers to chart a path forward for intellectual property rights.
September 12, 2019
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation examining why quantum computing leadership matters for nations, assessing which nations are leading in developing intellectual property in quantum information sciences, and explaining what types of policies countries need to implement in their quest for quantum computing leadership.
August 21, 2019
While these two companies were right to finally cut ties with the notorious “cesspool of hate” after mounting public pressure, they should also be cutting their ties to other bad actors on the Internet, including those that engage in online piracy.

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