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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.

Time is Ticking on USMCA

In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into force, creating a partnership between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that progressively eliminated tariffs and all duties and quantitative restrictions, except for a limited number of agriculture products, traded with Canada, that were eliminated by 2008.

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 discussed the ongoing issues surrounding the protection of intellectual property rights.  In this report, we referred to a study conducted by Envisional, which concluded that more than 99 percent of the traf

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 property (IP) contributes $6.6 trillion to America’s GDP.  In 2019, the World IP Day celebration focuses on sports and the IP that enables past, present, and future athletes to compete and meet their goals.

Comments to NTIA on Developing the Administration's Approach to Consumer Privacy

November 8, 2018

Mr. David Redl
Administrator
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4725
Attn: Privacy RFC
Washington, D.C. 20230

Re: Comments on Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy (Docket Number: 18021780-8780-01)

Dear Administrator Redl,

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Passage of the Music Modernization Act

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded the congressional passage of the Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act.  The bill will now be sent to President Trump for his signature. 

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.

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 intellectual property created by their hard work and ingenuity. 

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CAGW Names Speaker Nancy Pelosi October 2019 Porker of the Month

Speaker Pelosi is CAGW's Porker of the Month for pushing a partisan drug pricing bill that will implement dangerous price controls.