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Set-Top Box Proposal Takes Center Stage

Technology innovations are great, and the advancement of the electronics industry over the past 20 years has been astounding.  However, when the federal government steps in to mandate technology, typically progress comes to a halt.  Such is the case...

Deborah Collier September 28, 2016

CCAGW Leads Coalition to Support the International Communications Privacy Act

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318 September 20, 2016  

Curtis Kalin September 20, 2016
The WasteWatcher

The God of Communications is Alive and Well at the FCC

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler is doing his best to emulate Mercury, the God of Communications, whose portfolio also covered commerce and transportation.  (He was also known as a trickster and guided people into the...

Thomas Schatz September 7, 2016
The WasteWatcher

Copyright Office Details Problems with FCC Set-Top Box Proposal

On August 3, 2016, the Register of Copyrights sent a letter to four members of Congress, detailing potential copyright violations that could occur if the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed rulemaking on s

Deborah Collier August 4, 2016
The WasteWatcher

We Stand with the Competitive Enterprise Institute

Rather than tilting at windmills trying to solve problems that don’t exist, government agencies should proceed with great care before imposing technical mandates on an industry.  Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) appears to...

Elizabeth Wright April 21, 2016

CAGW Submits Comments to FCC Opposing AllVid

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz submitted public comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in opposition

CAGW Staff April 20, 2016
Agency Comments

Public Comments on FCC AllVid Proposal

  Sections: [Introduction] | [Government Technology Mandates] [Market Competition] | [Abrogation of Intellectual Property Rights]

CAGW Staff April 20, 2016
The WasteWatcher

AllVid Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

After imposing antiquated Title II regulations on the Internet, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is trying to take the next step in regulating every aspect of telecommunications.  Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to mandate technical...

Deborah Collier February 18, 2016
The WasteWatcher

2016 IP Index Offers "Infinite Possibilities"

On February 10, 2016, the U.S Chamber of Commerce released its fourth annual IP index, Infinite Possibilities, which reviews and rates intellectual property (IP) rights and protections around the world.

Deborah Collier February 12, 2016
The WasteWatcher

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Intellectual Property

On October 5, 2015, negotiations for the TPPA concluded and a summary of the 30 chapters of the agreement was released.  Chapter 18 of the agreement specifically discusses the rights and responsibilities of each TPP member nation in protecting IP. ...

Deborah Collier November 19, 2015
The WasteWatcher

Focusing on Music Copyright for World IP Day

On April 26, 2015, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) marked World Intellectual Property Day.  The theme was “Get Up, Stand Up.  For Music,” which was intended to highlight the contributions of musical artists around the world and...

Deborah Collier May 15, 2015
The WasteWatcher

Intellectual Property Is Personal

On February 26, 2015, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) held a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss intellectual property (IP) rights, including copyrights, patents, brand recognition and trademarks.

Deborah Collier March 10, 2015


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