Never mind chlorinated chicken and NHS contracts – rules around social media companies are increasingly a sticking point for Britain’s pursuit of an ambitious trade agreement with the US.
Geneva Network has filed a public comment on the EC’s Digital Services Act suggesting reforms to level the playing field between online platforms and offline businesses.
We don’t want to die poor: that’s how creatives feel about pending copyright changes Artists, writers and musicians stand to lose significant income if laws are changed, while Big Tech will be the big winner
Most countries do not let the owners of sound recordings decide who can broadcast their recordings, nor the price that users pay.
For middle-income countries looking to diversify their economies and graduate to high-income status, IPRs are more important today than at any other point in history. Using compulsory licenses to achieve public health objectives is short-termist, anachronistic and counterproductive in the long run.
The OECD risks weakening its brand by permitting accession of a country that does not fully respect basic market institutions such as intellectual property rights, writes Philip Stevens.
without a more hospitable environment for innovative companies South Africa will stay marooned in its middle-income status. Legislators should therefore view the draft IP bill as an opportunity to turn the ship around.
Kenya’s small businesses are sitting on a rich pipeline of technology, brands and other knowledge assets that could thrive internationally if they are able to exploit their intellectual property.