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  • Patent and Trademark Policy Protest
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    Patent and Trademark Policy Protest

    Patent-holding inventors talked about their displeasure with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), a three-judge panel they said was weakening U.S.…

    337 views
  • emLee v Tamem Oral Argument
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    Lee v. Tam Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lee v. Tam, which concerns whether the government’s refusal to register trademarks that can be seen as disparaging, such as racial slurs, violates First Amendment free…

    1,091 views
  • Communicators with Steve Bene
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    Communicators with Steve Bene

    Steve Bene talked about issues facing Pandora Media’s internet radio service and the music industry, including copyright laws, ticket-price inflation, and what happens when humans compete…

    434 views
  • Washington Journal Russell Slifer on Patents and Trademarks
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    Inventions, Patents and Trademarks

    Russell Slifer talked about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s application and approval process, as well as intellectual property challenges.

    546 views
  • President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Legislation
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    Defend Trade Secrets Bill Signing

    President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act in the Oval Office. He talked about the importance of the legislation that would help American companies protect their intellectual…

    231 views
  • President Obama Bill Signing Ceremony
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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…

    246 views
  • Communicators with Cary Sherman
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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 payment laws.…

    283 views
  • Jack Ma at the Economic Club of New York
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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 class are…

    1,131 views
  • Stephen Witt on emHow Music Got Freeem
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    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…

    944 views
  • Discussion on Patent System and the Economy
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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 from…

    373 views
  • Communicators on Patent Reform
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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 Office…

    151 views
  • House Debate on Trade Enforcement and Customs Legislation
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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 it easier…

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  • CPAC 2015 Intellectual Property
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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.

    436 views
  • Hearing on Music Market Governance
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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…

    997 views
  • emInformation Doesnt Want to Be Freeem
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    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.

    944 views
  • Music Licensing Under Title 17
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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 myriad…

    2,630 views
  • The Communicators Chris Harrison
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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…

    508 views
  • Music Licensing
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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 use…

    2,246 views
  • Supreme Court Oral Argument emABC v Aereoem Audio
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    ABC v. Aereo Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in ABC v. Aereo, docket number 13-461. In 2012 Aereo launched a service that lets consumers remotely record and watch local broadcast TV on computers, iPads,…

    2,315 views
  • emAlice Corporation v CLS Bank Internationalem Oral Argument
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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, docket number 12-298. At issue in the case was whether an abstract idea can be patented -- in this case,…

    770 views
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