[A2k] IP Enforcement Roundup - June 6, 2011

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Mon Jun 6 14:47:01 PDT 2011

YouTube Gives Users Creative Commons Licensing Option; Creates a
Creative Commons Library 


YouTube now offers people who upload video the option of licensing their
videos under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0), which
gives others the right to use and to remix the work as long as they give
the credit to the creator of the original work.  Additionally, YouTube
has created a library of works already available under creative commons
licenses, from sources including C-SPAN, Voice of America and Al
Jazeera.  Click here for more. <http://infojustice.org/archives/3646> 


UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression Says Internet
Access Is a Basic Human Right; Warns Against Specific Enforcement


UN Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue has issued a report to the UN General
Assembly Human Rights Council stating that "the Internet has become a
key means by which individuals can exercise their right to freedom of
opinion and expression."  His report finds that "cutting off users from
internet access, regardless of the justification provided, including on
the grounds of violating intellectual property rights law, to be
disproportionate and thus a violation of article 19, paragraph 3 of the
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights." Click here for
more. <http://infojustice.org/archives/3652> 


Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus Publishes Its "2011
Country Watch List"


On May 27, the International Anti-Piracy Caucus listed Canada, China,
Russia, Spain and Ukraine as countries "that continue to lag in efforts
to combat piracy."  The Caucus was formed in 2003 and is currently
co-chaired by Sens. Whitehouse and Hatch, and Reps. Goodlatte and
Schiff.  At a press conference announcing the list, Sen. Goodlattee
warned of a "virtual evisceration of the legitimate market for American
entertainment in many foreign countries." Unlike the US Trade
Representative's Special 301 Report, this Watch List focuses
specifically on copyright and copyright enforcement.  Click here for
more. <http://infojustice.org/archives/3637>  


U.S. Governors Ask Obama To Pursue Strong IPR Provisions In TPP


Seven governors have written President Obama asking him to include in
the Trans Pacific Partnership "very strong intellectual property rights
provisions, consistent with U.S. law, for protecting the investments of
our innovative, intellectual property-investive sectors, such as
biopharmaceuticals."  The letter was signed by  Govs. Martin O'Malley
(D-MD), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Dan Malloy (D-CT), Jack Markell
(D-DE), Deval Patrick (D-MA), Bev Perdue (D-NC) and Christine Gregoire
(D-WA).  Click here for more. <http://infojustice.org/archives/3601> 


Events and deadlines


*         September 14 - September 14:  U.S. IPR Center Symposium  -
Online IP Theft in the 21st Century.

*         June 7-8 - WTO TRIPS Council

*         June 7-8 - Copyright Summit - Creating Value in the Digital
Economy. <http://www.copyrightsummit.com/>    

*         June 14 - A Performance Right for Broadcasting: Will Radio
Begin to Pay?  Sponsored by Broadband (IP) Breakfast

*         June 15-24 - Standing Committee on Copyright and Related
Rights (WIPO)

*         August 25-27 - Global Congress on Public Interest Intellectual
Property Law <http://infojustice.org/public-events/global-congress> 


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