american intellectual property

american intellectual property

Media companies want congress to legalize spyware, malware, & other insane acts

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The misleadingly named Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property (aka a group of legal types from the U.S entertainment industry) has released a new, lengthy 84-page report that urges congress to take drastic measures that enables media companies to curb piracy. Also, those measures are mostly insane....
Media companies want congress to legalize spyware, malware, & other insane acts

Commission wants to turn tables on IP thieves by crippling PCs with extortion-style lock-outs

www.computerworld.com
Buried in a 100-page report issued last week by the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property was a recommendation to copy a tactic cyber scammers use to extort money from innocent victims....
Commission wants to turn tables on IP thieves by crippling PCs with extortion-style lock-outs

Commission suggests hacking and hijacking the computers of suspected IP pirates

www.pcworld.com
Should owners of intellectual property be allowed to attack anyone they suspect of pirating their goodies? That's a question that was raised last week by the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property. While the commission's observation's about IP thieving by China grabbed most of the headlines when...
Commission suggests hacking and hijacking the computers of suspected IP pirates

U.S. urged to let companies 'hack-back' at IP cyber thieves

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U.S. companies should be allowed to take aggressive countermeasures against hackers seeking to steal their intellectual property, contends the private Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property....
U.S. urged to let companies 'hack-back' at IP cyber thieves
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U.S. urged to let companies 'hack-back' at IP cyber thieves

www.pcworld.com
U.S. companies should be allowed to take aggressive countermeasures against hackers seeking to steal their intellectual property, contends the private Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property. The 100-page report, released this week, stops just short of recommending that the U.S. allow businesses to actively retrieve stolen information...
U.S. urged to let companies 'hack-back' at IP cyber thieves
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US Commission report: implant malware to stop IP theft worldwide

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The US Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property has released a report, calling for the use of malware and root kits to enforce US corporate-owned copyrights and media. As proposed, the report calls for the infringing file to be "rendered inaccessible and the unauthorized user's computer could be...
US Commission report: implant malware to stop IP theft worldwide

IP theft commission: US needs to take strong action

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The U.S. government should bar foreign companies that repeatedly steal or use stolen U.S. intellectual property from selling their products in the country, a new report recommended.About US$300 billion worth of intellectual property is stolen from the U.S. every year, with 50 to 80 percent of the theft coming...
IP theft commission: US needs to take strong action

US entertainment industry group wants to unleash malware on file sharers

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The US entertainment industry is pushing to introduce regulations that would allow content owners to legally send out malware to individuals that are believed to involved with copying digital content. That’s according to the the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property which presented a new 84-page report – spotted by Boing Boing –...
US entertainment industry group wants to unleash malware on file sharers

World Trade Organization approves new site full of "pirated" material from US

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The United States government has been known to respond rather aggressively towards individuals and foreign entities it believes are violating American intellectual property law. (Ask Kim Dotcom.) But relatively few countries have responded by seeking (and receiving) international authorization to directly, openly flaunt American copyright. On Monday, the World...
World Trade Organization approves new site full of "pirated" material from US

Cyberattacks Prominent in Obama Call With New Chinese President

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The president used a congratulatory call with China's new president to discuss the loss of American intellectual property from cyberattacks....
Cyberattacks Prominent in Obama Call With New Chinese President
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Twitter Makes The Case That Trolls Should Have To Pay Legal Fees For Bogus Lawsuits

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Last year, we wrote about how Twitter won a ridiculous lawsuit against a patent lawyer, Dinesh Agarwal, who claimed to have patented "A method system for creating an interactive virtual community of famous people," also known as US Patent 6,408,309. The jury pointed out that Twitter didn't actually appear to...
Twitter Makes The Case That Trolls Should Have To Pay Legal Fees For Bogus Lawsuits

Fear Mongering Report Suggests 'IP Theft From China' One Of The Biggest Problems America Faces

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A bunch of folks have been sending in variations on a report that came out last week, grandly titled "The IP Commission Report" as if it were some sort of official body. In the subhead, we find out that it's actually by the even more ridiculously named "The Commission on...
Fear Mongering Report Suggests 'IP Theft From China' One Of The Biggest Problems America Faces

How Obama or Romney Should Have Answered the iPad Question

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Toward the end of last night’s presidential debate between President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, the moderator, CNN’s Candy Crowley asked a perfectly legitimate question, one that Obama himself is once reported to have asked a group of tech executives including the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Essentially it was...
How Obama or Romney Should Have Answered the iPad Question

Antigua's threat to plunder American intellectual property: Video explains it all

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Antigua ruffled feathers this week when it announced plans (PDF) to retaliate against American gambling prohibitions by disregarding U.S. intellectual property rules. In theory, this could mean a free-for-all on music, movies and software. The tiny Caribbean nation says a WTO victory against the United States means it can use...
Antigua's threat to plunder American intellectual property: Video explains it all

Cyber theft hurts China too, says U.S. official

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The cybersecurity threat facing the U.S. isn’t going away and, oh by the way, is a threat to China as well, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Friday. “Cyber threats are … probably as insidious and real a threat [as there is] to the United States, as well as...
Cyber theft hurts China too, says U.S. official

Anti-Piracy Commission Asks Congress for Ransomware and Spy Tools

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A few days ago the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property (IP Commission) released their anti-piracy recommendations to the U.S. Government. In a 89-page report, with a strong focus on China, the commission describes how this “theft” impacts the U.S. economy, and suggests what can be done to...
Anti-Piracy Commission Asks Congress for Ransomware and Spy Tools
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Twitter: It's time for patent trolls to bear the costs of frivolous lawsuits

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Twitter is an engineering company, and engineers like to innovate. Twitter is also well known, and, as a result, we receive patent threats and lawsuits from time to time. Many of these are baseless, and our policy is to fight them with all our might. In fact, we have never...
Twitter: It's time for patent trolls to bear the costs of frivolous lawsuits
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