Tragedy of the Commons: IPR in the Info Age

By |July 28th, 2006|

“Tragedy of the Commons”: Intellectual Property Rights in the Information Age
The Threat to Civil Liberties and Innovation Posed by Expanding Copyrights
By Robin D. Gross, Esq.
IP Justice Executive Director
www.ipjustice.org
Published by MIT Press, 2006

0.  Introduction
As we enter an information age, the rules governing the use and dissemination of information become increasingly important. Clashes between fundamental freedom […]

IP Justice statement at the open consultations of the UN Internet Governance Forum

By |May 19th, 2006|

1. Freedom of Expression 2. Privacy Rights 3. Balanced Intellectual Property Rights 4. Development Agenda for Internet Governance 5. Access to Knowledge

Circumvention Prohibitions Reconsidered: Why America’s Mistake is Europe’s Future

By |July 6th, 2004|

Circumvention Prohibitions Reconsidered:
Why America’s Mistake is Europe’s Future
By Robin D. Gross, IP Justice
I.  US and EU Pressured to Outlaw Consumer Circumvention
Today lawmakers all over the world are both dreaming of the opportunities and grappling with the challenges that digital technology creates for authors and distributors of intellectual property.  At the same time, consumers express excitement […]

ICANN Threatens Civil Rights of Website Owners: Intellectual Property Interests Govern Use of Personal Information

By |July 5th, 2004|

IP Justice Comments on ICANN WHOIS Preliminary Reports

5 July 2004    view as .doc     view as .pdf

ICANN Threatens Civil Rights of Website Owners:
Intellectual Property Interests Govern Use of Personal Information
July 5, 2004
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Attention: Whois Task Force

4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330

Marina del Rey, CA

90292-6601
RE: IP Justice Commentary on […]

DeCSS Litigation Timeline (Hollywood’s war on DVD software and consumers)

By |February 27th, 2004|

DeCSS Litigation Timeline

Below is a table that outlines Hollywood’s various legal battles to outlaw DeCSS software.

v. Mathew Pavlovich
Filed by DVD-CCAIn California State Courts under trade secret misappropriation claim.(Jurisdictional question).

v. Andrew Bunner
Filed by DVD-CCAIn California State Courts under trade secret misappropriation claim.(First Amendment issue).

v. 2600 Magazine
Filed by Eight Hollywood movie studios in NY Federal Court under […]

IP Justice Santo Domingo Statement: ‘Why the Americas Should Resist Pressure to Adopt the FTAA’s Intellectual Property Rights Chapter’

By |January 28th, 2004|

IP Justice Santo Domingo Statement:
Why the Americas Should Resist Pressure to Adopt the FTAA’s Intellectual Property Rights Chapter

View statement as PDF document with footnotes
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28 January 2004
 
IP Justice Santo Domingo Statement:

Why the Americas Should Resist Pressure to Adopt the FTAA’s Intellectual Property Rights Chapter
Despite enormous pressure […]

WSIS Civil Society Declaration to contrast with official WSIS declaration, which ignores human rights and civil liberties [PDF] [French]

By |December 11th, 2003|

WSIS Civil Society Declaration to contrast with official WSIS declaration, which ignores human rights and civil liberties [PDF]

By |December 11th, 2003|

IP Justice Slides from Keynote Speech at World Forum on Communication Rights [.ppt]

By |December 11th, 2003|

“Restricted” EU Document on WSIS Process: “State of Play of the Negotiations on the Political Declarations and Plan of Action”

By |December 7th, 2003|

Leaked EU document revealing that Brazil and India urge re-evaluation of international intellectual property rights regimes because TRIPS is too unbalanced against developing nations.  Developing nations’ concerns were left out of the final official WSIS documents, however.