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On October 27, 2009 By Elizabeth Renieris
On December 7, the world will come to the Scandinavian city of Copenhagen, Denmark to negotiate a global agreement on climate change. As the 15th Conference of the Parties approaches, the developing world continues to struggle to secure a “right to development.” But another “right” has garnered a lot of press in recent days in [...]Continue Reading →
Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed two new rules designed to aggressively protect the free movement of online traffic by preventing Internet service providers from restricting web sites and other services on the Internet. The proposed rules would require carriers to practice “reasonable” network management and respect “net neutrality,” the principle [...]Continue Reading →
Most people agree that a generic biologics pathway for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of these drugs would be a boon to consumers, but different parties seem to be at odds on the exact exclusivity period that the pharmaceutical companies should be given from their generic drug competitors.
These generic biologics [...]Continue Reading →
In a recent Papal Encyclical letter, Pope Benedict XVI condemned intellectual property rights as contributing toward wealth inequality. The Pope asserted in the letter that “[o]n the part of rich countries there is excessive zeal for protecting knowledge through an unduly rigid assertion of the right to intellectual property, especially in the field of health care.” This [...]Continue Reading →
It’s a problem as old as the system of medicine: everything written by a doctor seems to be purposefully illegible. And, according to one scholar studying American medical practices, there may be more truth to the old adage than you might think.
While many industries seem to have shifted from paper records to electronic records [...]Continue Reading →
On June 30, 2009 By JETLaw
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in Cable News Network, Inc. v. CSC Holdings, Inc. Plaintiffs, including major networks such as NBC, CBS, FOX, Disney and Paramount, appealed from a Second Circuit decision overturning an injunction against Cablevision’s proposed “remote-storage DVR,” which allows [...]Continue Reading →
With the hype surrounding President Barack Obama’s first Supreme Court nomination reaching a fever pitch, it may be time to step back from confirmation politics and consider an actual case that the would-be nominee will face next fall. Intellectual property law may not have the mainstream appeal of sexy constitutional law topics like gay marriage [...]Continue Reading →
On April 3, 2009 By JETLaw
When President Obama recently visited Queen Elizabeth, he came bearing gifts, including an iPod loaded with Broadway songs. This seems harmless enough, but Fred von Lohmann at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has pointed out that the president may have unwittingly committed copyright infringement.
The problem has to do with the [...]Continue Reading →
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