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North Pole may be open enough for reinforced shipping by mid-century

Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered

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HMRC believes Amazon has no fixed place of business in the UK. Perhaps it needs to look again at what goes on in BerkshireThe way companies are taxed has changed with the way corporations have developed in the last 100 years, expanding beyond national borders. The emergence of substantial international...
Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered

Steve Jobs did serve in the first Bush Administration

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Yesterday we brought you the FBI’s file on Steve Jobs, which, among other things, revealed Jobs was possibly considered for a “sensitive position” in the Bush I White House in 1991. However many seem to have missed the fact that Jobs actually did take a position. A recent report from...
Steve Jobs did serve in the first Bush Administration

Apple-Samsung Patent Verdict Now Empty Footnote In Global Smartphone Contest

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For a time it looked like Apple’s $1 billion patent infringement verdict against Samsung would would rock the smartphone world. However in the months since the landmark decision was handed down it has proven to be little more than a symbolic victory. Courts and the US International Trade... Please visit...
Apple-Samsung Patent Verdict Now Empty Footnote In Global Smartphone Contest
White House asks China to stop hacking, pretty please

Copyright: The New Mercantilism

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We've argued for a while that copyright is frequently used as a new form of mercantilism, the mostly discredited economic theory that basically said that the government should be heavily involved in "protecting" local industries with monopolies and tariffs. Adam Smith's seminal works, which more or less created the field...
Copyright: The New Mercantilism
Statistics on the go: Census Bureau releases 'America's Economy' app for Android

Wyden To Obama: Hollywood Shouldn't Know More About TPP Than Congress

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Senator Wyden has been at the forefront of raising concerns about the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (as with many other issues we follow), specifically over the total lack of transparency from the USTR on the issue. While USTR Ron Kirk has pretended that "listening" to a few people is transparency,...
Wyden To Obama: Hollywood Shouldn't Know More About TPP Than Congress

Workshop Audience Barred From 'Demonstrating' Approval Of Michael Geist's ACTA Takedown

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Although ACTA has now been referred by the European Commission to the European Court of Justice, it continues its passage through the various committees of the European Parliament, each of which will provide input on the final decision of whether to ratify ACTA or not. The first of these took...
Workshop Audience Barred From 'Demonstrating' Approval Of Michael Geist's ACTA Takedown
Is This Real? Is This Recall? MPAA Hosts Screening Of Total Recall To 'Educate' Congress On 'Benefits' Of IP Protection
Can DNA testing put a stop to the illegal ivory trade?

Time To Go: Why EU Commissioner De Gucht Has Disqualified Himself From Handling ACTA

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Even though the European Commission has referred ACTA to the European Court of Justice, the European Parliament continues to examine the treaty in its various committees. Earlier this week, the one dealing with International Trade met for a preliminary discussion. One of the key speakers was the Commissioner responsible for...
Time To Go: Why EU Commissioner De Gucht Has Disqualified Himself From Handling ACTA

Copyright: The New Mercantilism

www.techdirt.com
We've argued for a while that copyright is frequently used as a new form of mercantilism, the mostly discredited economic theory that basically said that the government should be heavily involved in "protecting" local industries with monopolies and tariffs. Adam Smith's seminal works, which more or less created the field...
Copyright: The New Mercantilism

Will The Failures Of SOPA & ACTA Highlight The End Of The MPAA & RIAA's Disproportionate Influence On Policy?

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Following the rejection of ACTA and the surprising USTR recognition of copyright exceptions and limitations, Harold Feld has a really worthwhile postgame analysis that highlights why pretty much every other industry (and the US government) should be pissed off at the MPAA and the RIAA. Basically, he points out that...
Will The Failures Of SOPA & ACTA Highlight The End Of The MPAA & RIAA's Disproportionate Influence On Policy?

ACTA Showdown Coming Up – Man Your Barricades

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For reasons I wrote on TorrentFreak in my last article, ACTA lives or dies globally with the vote in the European Parliament. Therefore, that’s where all our energy should be directed to preserve the liberties of the net and ourselves. It is true that there are other horrific backroom deals...
ACTA Showdown Coming Up – Man Your Barricades
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