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    Trade Facilitation Act Bill Signing Ceremony

    President Obama signed a customs and trade enforcement bill that aims to provide new tools to help address unfair competition by foreign trading partners and companies that put U.S. workers…

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    Communicators with Cary Sherman

    Cary Sherman discusses changes in the music industry and music issues before Congress. As distribution shifted deeper into streaming, musicians and songwriters were pressing for new…

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    Chinese E-Commerce

    Jack Ma, the founder and executive chair of the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, talked about his company’s philosophy, how he envisions its future, and why the Chinese middle…

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    Patent System and the Economy

    Panelists talked about the U.S. patent system and its impact on innovation and the economy. They focused on ways the government can both reward innovators and protect the patent system…

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    Book Discussion on How Music Got Free

    Stephen Witt talked about his book How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy, in which he recounts the creation of the MP3 and the…

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    Communicators on Patent Reform

    Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA), Austin Meyer, and Daniel Zadoff talked about patent legislation before Congress and other issues. They were each interviewed in the Rayburn House…

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    House Debate on Trade Enforcement and Customs Legislation

    House members debated legislation to make changes to trade and customs laws. The bill included changes to intellectual property, anti-dumping, and duty laws. It also aimed to make…

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    Intellectual Property

    Panelists talked about intellectual property laws. The spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union.

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    Music Market Governance

    Music industry leaders testified at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights. Witnesses talked about how streaming music…

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    Book Discussion on Information Doesn't Want to Be Free

    Cory Doctorow talked about his book, Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age, about the clash between copyright laws and creative industries around the world.…

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    Communicators with Christopher Harrison

    Chris Harrison, vice president for business practices for Pandora, talked about the Internet music service and legislation pertaining to music licensing. The company had appealed to…

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    Music Licensing

    Music recording and broadcasting industry representatives testified at a hearing on performed music licensing laws. They talked about the patchwork of licensing laws outdated by the…

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    Music Licensing

    Witnesses from the music recording industry testified on music licensing laws and how royalties are calculated for songwriters and publishers. Members also questioned on the increasing…

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    Economy, Intellectual Property, and Piracy

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) 2014 Creativity Conference. He talked about the economy, innovation, intellectual property,…

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    ABC v. Aereo Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in ABC v. Aereo. In 2012 Aereo launched a service that lets consumers remotely record and watch local broadcast TV on computers, iPads, and smartphones…

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    Supreme Court Oral Argument Reactions

    On the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, representatives from both sides reacted following oral argument in ABC v. Aereo. The case involved the issue of whether or not Aereo’s antenna…

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    Aereo Supreme Court Case

    Chet Kanojia, the founder of Aereo, talked about the case to be heard the next week by the U.S. Supreme Court, American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo. Broadcasters accused Aereo of…

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    Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International. At issue in the case was whether an abstract idea can be patented -- in this case, a computer-run…

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    Supreme Court Decision on Patent Law

    gave an overview of the Supreme Court case Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International. At issue was whether an abstract idea can be patented -- in this case, a computer-run electronic…

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    Copyright for Writers

    Marie Breaux talked about the history of authors' rights and argued that copyright law would likely need to be revised due to the creation of Creative Commons and other platforms. This…

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