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New leaks show US gaining ground in TPP IP chapter

Nearly a year ago, Wikileaks released a draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s intellectual property chapter. I did some visualizations and analysis in the wake of that leak, which you can find here. Today, Wikileaks released a second draft text … Continue reading

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Can you copyright a tweet?

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu Back in January, I had a brief exchange on Twitter prompted by this news story. The gist is that A. O. Scott, film critic for The New York Times, posted a … Continue reading

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GIPC guest post on Fair Use fails Copyright Law 101

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu In another instance of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global IP Center (GIPC) posting factually incorrect information, on June 11, the GIPC cross-posted a blog post from Plagiarism Today purporting to … Continue reading

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Special 301: Is it Effective?

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu My previous post discussed how Special 301’s enforcement mechanism has rarely been used, and is even less likely to be used in the future. But the frequency with which an enforcement … Continue reading

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Special 301: What’s the Point?

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu This year marks 25 years of Special 301 reports. Most readers are probably familiar with the annual process, in which the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) spends about … Continue reading

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Nicolas Rapold and Why the Public Domain Sucks

By now, most of you have probably read Nicolas Rapold’s New York Times piece on film and the public domain. Apart from demonstrating what seems to be an almost willful misunderstanding of how the public domain functions (e.g., there’s no … Continue reading

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The US Does Not Have the Highest IP Protection in the World

Gabriel J. Michael / gmichael at gwu dot edu The text of this post is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0, and may be shared and reposted with attribution. Please include a link back to this page, which will contain the most … Continue reading

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