[Ip-health] Infojustice Roundup - November 9, 2015

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Mon Nov 9 11:23:11 PST 2015

Infojustice Roundup

Trans Pacific Partnership Text Released

·         Full Text, released November 5 by the New Zealand government.  Link.<http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Treaties-and-International-Law/01-Treaties-for-which-NZ-is-Depositary/0-Trans-Pacific-Partnership-Text.php>

·         Kimberlee Weatherall. Section by Section Commentary on the TPP Final IP Chapter - Copyright. Link.<http://works.bepress.com/kimweatherall/32/>

·         Michael Geist.  Official Release of TPP Text Confirms Massive Loss to Canadian Public Domain. Link.<http://infojustice.org/archives/35278>

·         Sean Flynn.  Statement on the Release of the TPP Text. Link.<http://infojustice.org/archives/35293>

·         Brook Baker. Big Pharma's Monopolies Strengthen and Multiply in Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement. Link.<http://infojustice.org/archives/35307>

·         James Love. TPP Has Provision Banning Requirements to Transfer of or Access to Source Code of Software. Link.<http://keionline.org/node/2363>

·         Ante Wessels. TPP - Rigged Investor-State Dispute Settlement. Link.<http://infojustice.org/archives/35309>

·         Burcu Kilic and Tamir Israel. The Highlights of the TPP e-Commerce Chapter. Link.<http://www.citizen.org/documents/tpp-ecommerce-chapter-analysis.pdf>

·         Jeremy Malcolm and Maira Sutton. Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users' Rights. Link.<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/11/release-full-tpp-text-after-five-years-secrecy-confirms-threats-users-rights>

·         Pedro Roffe, Xavier Seuba, and Mariano Genovesi. El TPP y la Propiedad Intelectual: Viejos Conocidos y Nuevos Desafíos. Link.<http://infojustice.org/archives/35275>

·         Reilly Yeo. What the Internet Needs vs. What the TPP Demands. Link.<http://infojustice.org/archives/35267>

·         Mike Palmedo. TPP Development Chapter Shall Not "Prevail" Over Any Other Chapter. Link.<http://infojustice.org/archives/35283>

Joint NGO Statement on the TRIPS Council Decision On Extension of the Transition Period Concerning Pharmaceutical Products

[Statement by 14 Civil Socity Groups] Today (6th November), the WTO-TRIPS Council adopted a decision granting Least Developed Countries (LDCs) an exemption from patents and test data protection for pharmaceutical products for a duration of 17 years. With this exemption, LDCs will not be obliged to implement or apply or to enforce patents as well as test data protection for pharmaceutical products until 1 January 2033. Click here for more.<http://infojustice.org/archives/35315>


Towards an Agreement on Biomedical Research and Development for the Public Benefit: Academia's Urgent Call to Action

[Universities Allied for Access to Medicine, Sign-On Letter signed by 750+ Academics] As members of the international academic and scientific community, we call upon the member states of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to negotiate a much overdue global research and development (R&D) agreement to ensure innovation and access to affordable vaccines, medicines and life-saving technologies for all. Click here for more.<http://infojustice.org/archives/35302>

Medicines Patent Pool Expands Mandate to Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis Treatment

[MPP Press Release]  The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), the world's only voluntary licensing mechanism in public health, announced an expansion of its mandate today to hepatitis C and tuberculosis medicines. The UNITAID Executive Board, meeting November 4-5 in Geneva, approved the MPP's proposals to improve access to both life-saving direct acting antivirals (DAAs) to treat hepatitis C and new and re-purposed medicines for tuberculosis. UNITAID created the MPP in 2010 to provide better health options for people living with HIV. To date, MPP has signed agreements for 12 antiretrovirals (ARVs) for countries home to 87-93% of people living with HIV in the developing world. Click here for more.<http://infojustice.org/archives/35297>


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