New Global Competitiveness Report Ranks U.S. 19th in IP laws (Singapore 1st)

By: Ian McClure
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The Global Competitiveness Report from the World Economic Forum has published a ranking of countries for strength of intellectual property laws. The latest report, which is put together after a study of numerous world economic indicators, identifies Singapore as the country with the strongest intellectual property laws, while the United States is ranked 19th.  For the rest of the list, see HERE.  For analysis on the gaps in proof stemming from this survey, see Joff's comments HERE over at the IAM blog. Read More

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French Lawmakers Dismiss Anti-Piracy Law, but Sarkosy Not Done

By: Ian McClure
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This week, French President Nicolas Sarkozy had hoped to see the passage of an anti-piracy law he was attempting to push for some time now.  The law, which purported to completely cut off the internet connection of consistent copyright pirates, would have been the most far-reaching anti-piracy law to date.  France has had to deal with a stigma of having large copyright piracy and illegal music downloading problems, and Sarkozy had hoped this would show his strong position against such activities.  According to a ... Read More

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