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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the leaders of G8 countries closed their recent summit in Hokkaido, Japan by encouraging “the acceleration of negotiations to establish a new international legal framework, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), and seek to complete the negotiation by the end of this year.” (By Michael Geist)
Linksammlung des Software-Entwicklers Jürgen Ernst zu Softwarepatenten im Besonderen und Urheberrecht und Patentrecht im Allgemeinen. Enthält Verweise auf sehr kritische offizielle Studien von WIPO und Regierungen.
As part of the Single Market Act, the Commission unveiled today a wide-ranging strategy to modernise intellectual property rights (IPR) in the Single Market. The strategy sets out a blueprint for a number of initiatives the Commission intends to take between now and 2014. Among the first deliverables of this strategy are today's proposals for an easier licensing system for so-called "orphan works" and for a new regulation to reinforce customs actions in fighting trade of IPR infringing goods.