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Intellectual Property Rights Must Be Protected So the Next Vaccines Can Be Developed

Intellectual property must be protected to encourage the development of future cures.

Christina Smith April 26, 2022
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Acknowledging the Importance of Intellectual Property Rights on Constitution Day

Congress should remember to continue to protect Intellectual Property, just as it is currently protected by the Constitution.

Deborah Collier September 14, 2021
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All Nations Must Respect and Protect Intellectual Property Rights

World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is a good time to remind all countries of the need to protect and respect IP rights.

Thomas Schatz April 26, 2021
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Passing USMCA Must be Top Fall Priority for Congress

The time has come for the 25-year-old NAFTA to receive a much-needed update.

Peter Klensch September 10, 2019
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Digital Video Piracy Isn't Fun and Games

Technology is continually changing, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the video piracy space.  In 2014, CAGW President Tom Schatz and I co-authored a report entitled, Intellectual Property:  Making It Personal, where we dis

Deborah Collier June 21, 2019
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On World IP Day - Celebrating and Protecting Sports and their Brands

Each year, April 26 marks the celebration of World IP Day, when the importance of intellectual property rights and the achievements gained from its protection are recognized.  According to the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) intellectual...

Deborah Collier April 26, 2019
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NAFTA Negotiators Should Promote Strong IP Rights

As the May 18 deadline for negotiating a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) looms, negotiators should consider closely how intellectual property (IP) rights will be treated between the countries involved.

Deborah Collier May 11, 2018
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Recognizing the Value of Women’s Intellectual Property Rights on World IP Day

The creative influence of women around the globe is of critical importance to innovation.

Deborah Collier April 26, 2018
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Music Copyright Modernization Moves Forward

Technological advances over the past several decades have dramatically changed the way everyone listens to music, but compensation for performers, producers, and songwriters remains in the dark ages.  They do not receive just compensation for the...

Deborah Collier April 11, 2018
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Reducing Government's Footprint on the Music Industry

On January 28, 2018, the music industry will gather at the Grammy Awards.  Country legends, pop artists, classical musicians, producers, and songwriters will be among those recognized for their innovation in music and sound.

Deborah Collier January 25, 2018
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Trade Negotiations Should Review Findings of Special 301 Report

During President Trump’s campaign and throughout his first 100 days in office, there was a great deal of discussion about tearing up or renegotiating various trade agreements, especially the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) among the U.S...

Deborah Collier April 28, 2017
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Transparency Needed at the FCC

There is a problem with transparency at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) relating to the sharing of information with the public on critical regulatory matters under consideration.

Deborah Collier October 4, 2016

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