Article 13 of the proposed EU Copyright Directive is a reasonable proposal that protects intellectual property, preserves consumer interests, and fosters the European digital economy, and the European Parliament should proceed with this reform writes Daniel Castro and Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
Innovation Files Blog
July 2, 2018
While the hardcore populist Big Tech and ISP haters will only be satisfied with radical breakups or regulated monopolies, or even public ownership model, polls show most Americans understand it is important to have private companies with strong incentives to be efficient, innovate, and provide ever-increasing product quality, and that it’s a bad idea for government to run them writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files
June 25, 2018
Fact of the Week: Manufacturing is not the Only Sector Employing Strong Share of Middle-Skilled Workers: the Film and Music Industries Employ Even Higher Shares
Middle-skill workers make up a fifth of the American workforce, but up to 25 and 30 percent in software and IT manufacturing, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
June 18, 2018
Fact of the Week: If Drug Price Controls Were Lifted Throughout the OECD, the Number of new Treatments Available Would Increase 9 to 12 Percent by 2030
If drug price controls were lifted throughout the OECD, the number of new treatments available would increase 8 to 13 new drug compounds by 2030, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
June 18, 2018
Val Giddings explains gene editing & GMOs, and shines a light on anti biotech campaigners' misguided efforts to stigmatize them in Innovation Files.
June 12, 2018
While website blocking was never going to be the silver bullet to solve piracy online, this was never the goal, merely that it be one of the many tools in the toolbox that countries can use to fight piracy and improve the market for legal content online writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
June 11, 2018
Fact of the Week: Approximately 70 Percent of the Patents Owned by Failed Tech Start-Ups are Eventually Purchased by Other Companies
Approximately 70 percent of the patents owned by failed tech start-ups are eventually purchased by other companies, most often by firms in the same sector and within the first year of start-ups’ closing, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
June 8, 2018
It’s time for all parties—left, right, and center—to focus on the most important thing vis-à-vis Chinese trade policy: rolling back the unfair, mercantilist policies underlying the “Made in China, 2025” strategy. Everything else is just a sideshow writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.
June 5, 2018
A growing number of policymakers and pundits appear now to understand that the United States’ lead in innovation is not as secure as it once was.
June 4, 2018
Fact of the Week: In Mexican Manufacturing Firms, Increasing the Share of Workers Using Computers by 10 Percent Raises Productivity by 17 Percent
From 2008 to 2013, the average Mexican manufacturing firm's productivity rose 17 percent each time the share of workers using computers increased by 10 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.