[A2k] IP-ENFORCEMENT ROUNDUP – April 1, 2011

Mike Palmedo mike.palmedo at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 11:03:36 PDT 2011


*Special 301 and the Enforcement Agenda: Competing Perspectives on U.S.
Intellectual Property and Trade Policy.*


 PIJIP hosted a debate between two industry advocates with divergent visions
of U.S. trade policy on intellectual property and technology matters. The
panelists were Matt Schruers, Vice President for Law & Policy, Computer &
Communications Industry Association (CCIA members include Google, Facebook,
Oracle, eBay, NVIDIA, and AMD);  and  Steve Metalitz, Partner, Michell
Silberberg & Knupp LLP  (MS&K clients include Sony, RIAA, MPAA, and ASCAP).
Sean Flynn, Associate Director of PIJIP, moderated.  Click here for more,
including a webcast of the event. <http://infojustice.org/archives/2971>*
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*Provision-by-Provision Analysis of the Leaked US TPP Text*


 PIJIP fellow Jimmy Koo has written a section-by-section analysis of the
US-proposed intellectual property chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership.
The document lists each provision in the TPP and compares it to US law and
various trade agreements where appropriate (i.e. – the DMCA, the Lanham Act,
the US Copyright Act, TRIPS, ACTA, and the Korea-US Free Trade
Agreement).  PIJIP
invites comments, which can be sent to jk3868a at student.american.edu. Click
here for the analysis.<http://infojustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Koo-TPP-Section-by-Section-Analysis-April-2011.pdf>

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*TPP Negotiators Compile Working IP Draft; Thailand Invited to Join
Negotiations*

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*Inside US Trade* reports that Trans Pacific Partnership negotiators meeting
in Singapore combined all of the existing proposals for an intellectual
property Chapter into one working text, but that “disagreement on the IPR
chapter is likely to be one major reason why participants will not be able
to reach the goal of completing negotiations by November of this year.”  The
*Bangkok Post* reports that Assistant US Trade Representative Barbara Weisel
visited Thailand and “noted trade and investment between the two countries
could accelerate if Thailand agrees to take part in a multilateral
free-trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).” Click here
for more. <http://infojustice.org/archives/3205>

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*House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on “Parasites” Distributing Infringing
Materials Online  *


 The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and
the Internet held a hearing this week on the enforcement of IP online.
Members of the Committee sought input on how best to structure legislation
similar to last year’s Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeiting Act.
Testimony was given by John Morten (U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement), Floyd Abrams (Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP), Kent Walker
(Google), and Christine Jones (Go Daddy Group). Click here for more,
including prepared
testimony<http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_04062011.html>.


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*CopySouth Research Group Releases Series of Papers from the 3rd
Internaitonal Conference on Copyright Issues.*


 The CopySouth Research Group, a global group of scholars formed in 2004 to
discuss the impact of copyrights on the global South, has released a series
of nine papers prepared for its workshop last June. The papers cover four
themes: 1) North-South Cultural Flows and Cultural Diversity, 2) Google
Books, 3) Musicians and the Copyright System, and 4) the Political Economy
of Copyright.  The organizers describe the papers as varying widely, but
“suggest[ing] that the overall affect of copyright policy has been negative
for the global south." Click here for
more.<http://infojustice.org/archives/3042>

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*Upcomi**ng Events*

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   - April 12 – Broadband Breakfast: The Cost of Intellectual Property
   Piracy – How Can the Phenomenon Be Empirically
Quantified?<http://ipbreakfast.eventbrite.com/>
   - April 14-15 - IFLA - Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge: Action for
   Europe <http://www.ifla.org/en/president/programme/2011>
   - April 15 - Creative License: Exploring the Music Sampling
Marketplace<http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/events/apr-15-creative-license>
   - May 2 –The Economics of IP - Disembodied Knowledge Flows: Technology
   Services Trade and the Role of IPR Protection,
(WIPO)<http://wipo.int/portal/en/events/2011/article_0008.html>
   - May 4 – Computer and Communications Industry Association Washington
   Caucus<http://www.ccianet.org/CCIA/files/ccLibraryFiles/Filename/000000000472/Caucus%20Save%20the%20Date.pdf>
   - May 9-13 – Intergovernmental Committee on IP and Genetic Resources,
   Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (WIPO)
   <http://wipo.int/portal/en/events/2011/article_0010.html>
   - May 16-20 – Standing Committee on the Law of Patents
(WIPO)<http://wipo.int/portal/en/events/2011/article_0011.html>


*Click here for a calendar of upcoming events<http://infojustice.org/calendar>
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