You’re served with a notice. Apparently you’d shared some photos you didn’t own on the internet a while ago, and now someone–possibly an artist, possibly a copyright troll–can file for damages of up to $30,000. Scam, you think, and toss the paper. Unfortunately for you, those copyright infringement proceedings were real, and now a government entity unbeknownst to you–something called the Copyright Claims Board–has determined, without judge or jury, that you owe this person $30,000.
The U.S economy is losing $12.5 billion annually to music theft, reports IPI.
As word of a tentative new trade pact between the U.S. and Mexico surfaced Monday, several associations urged the White House to keep Canada in the agreement too.
The Institute for Policy Innovation has said it is "critical" that "any revision of NAFTA includes strong, updated protections for IP goods and services."
If the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) doesn’t improve intellectual property protections, then it’s not a better deal, according to the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI).
What is piracy’s cost to the content community? Estimates vary widely but in the US they’ve seen numbers ranging from the $6.1 billion a year suggested by the MPAA and LEK Consulting to $20.5 billion annually in costs to the broader US economy, per a MPAA-commissioned study by the Institute for Policy Innovation in 2006.
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted Thursday to advance the nomination of White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Vishal Amin to the full Senate. The move also drew praise from BSA|The Software Alliance, the Institute for Policy Innovation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Intellectual Property Center.
Vishal Amin has been unanimously approved as White House intellectual property enforcement coordinator (IPEC) by the Senate judiciary committee. IPI welcomed Amin’s confirmation and thanked the Trump administration and Senate judiciary committee for moving the nomination.
Claims about the economic impact of piracy are hotly contested.