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July 22, 2013

Copyright


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

The Institute for Policy Innovation blasted recording artist Justin Bieber for a tweet that asked for a pirated copy of an Ultimate Fighting Championship fight in Las Vegas.

July 1, 2013

What is the cost of free?

By some estimates, a quarter of today's Internet traffic is copyright-infringed media and intellectual properties being used and consumed illegally. To protect their creative works in the online environment, moviemakers, musicians, and other artists are enlisting the help of powerful, legitimate, infrastructure companies such as Internet service providers; credit card processors; and search engines that can stifle piracy-enabling sites by making it difficult for them to operate and process transactions.

July 1, 2013

Industry Notes

Patent pools were designed to save innovators time and money by establishing cross-licensing agreements for specific technologies, but patent pools can be abused by exploiting the system to maximize profits

July 1, 2013

Patents

Patent pools were designed to save innovators time and money by establishing cross-licensing agreements for specific technologies, but patent pools can be abused by exploiting the system to maximize profits, said IPI.

June 28, 2013

UK Authorities Launch Crime Unit to Tackle Online Piracy

A new Intellectual Property unit will hunt down "organized crime gangs" who "illegally profiteer on the backs of others' endeavors."

June 6, 2013

The shadowy world of online piracy

Electronic piracy is a shadowy world of grey areas, clashing ideologies and desperate attempts by the establishment to keep up with rapidly changing habits and even more rapidly changing technology. One recent study by the Institute for Policy Innovation estimated that music piracy costs the US economy 12.5 billion dollars per year, and results in the loss of more than 70,000 jobs and 2 billion dollars in wages.

April 26, 2013

Assistant USTR Optimistic About Strong, Balanced Intellectual Property Provisions in TPP

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative-Intellectual Property and Innovation Stan McCoy is optimistic that negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership can come to a "world-class result" for "strong and balanced" intellectual property protection, despite ongoing debate over the rigidity of those protections, he said at an IPI forum commemorating World Intellectual Property Day.

April 6, 2013

Studios Struggle for Focus on Film Pirates' Booty


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

As options for watching movies ave expanded and become more sophisticated, so have attempts to pirate the content, leaving studios seeking new ways to discern the impact on their bottom lines.

April 6, 2013

New Efforts to Put a Price Tag on Film Piracy


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

From their publication in 2006 through the debate over the Stop Online Piracy Act that ended early last year, the film industry frequently has cited the findings of a study by IPI that found film piracy was costing the U.S. economy $20.5 billion annually.

January 16, 2013

Pirating or advancing; Debating illegal music downloads

But what is really holding the music industry back isn’t the greed of the structure. It’s the greed of the people who believe they have the right to all the music they want without paying for it. For the love of music, buy the album and appreciate it for what it is worth.  

 

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