[A2k] Your tax dollars at work. Obama administration funding of pro-right holder NGO work on IPR protection, fy 2009

James Love james.love at keionline.org
Mon Sep 13 14:18:49 PDT 2010


http://keionline.org/node/941

Your tax dollars at work. Obama administration funding of pro-right
holder NGO work on IPR protection, fy 2009

USPTO's $4 million of Congressionally Mandated Spending on intellectual
property initiatives, for fy 2009

This is the USPTO list of grants for fy 2009. The $4 million in grants
were used to influence global norms on IPR policy.

A new round of grants will go out soon for fy 2010, involving another $4
million of Congressionally Mandated Spending on Intellectual Property
Initiatives (IPI).

In the first round, most of the money went to groups that are also
supported by Microsoft and Pfizer and other right-owner groups,
including groups founded by Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey.

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