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October 23, 2019

How Those Memes You Just Posted Could Soon Cost You $30,000

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.

June 26, 2019

Audio Ripping Site Convert2MP3 Shuts Down After Lawsuit

The U.S economy is losing $12.5 billion annually to music theft, reports IPI.

June 17, 2019

Not OK, Computer: How It Feels To Have Your Music Leaked

A lot has been written about the financial cost of leaks since the advent of sites such as Napster. One report by the Institute for Policy Innovation, an American thinktank, estimated that internet users have downloaded $12.5bn worth of pirated music every year since 1999.

August 29, 2018

Associations Say Renegotiated NAFTA Needs All of North America

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.

August 28, 2018

Public Knowledge Pans Post-NAFTA Mexico Trade Agreement

The Institute for Policy Innovation has said it is "critical" that "any revision of NAFTA includes strong, updated protections for IP goods and services."

August 28, 2018

NAFTA Without IP Consideration is 'Not a Better Deal' Warns IPI President

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).

August 10, 2017

Content Hostages: Best Cybersecurity Practices

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.

June 16, 2017

Judiciary Committee Advances Amin Nomination

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.

June 16, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Vishal Amin

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.

June 7, 2017

Hollywood Under Cyberattack: How to Defend Against the Big Hack

Claims about the economic impact of piracy are hotly contested. 

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