Digital Rights + Internet Governance + Innovation Policy


IP Justice Comment to 2022 USTR Special 301 Annual Review Process

IP Justice Urges USTR to Consider Broader Policy Goals in Annual “Special 301” Process On 31 January 2022 IP Justice submitted a comment to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) via its “Special 301” annual review process, which evaluates other countries’ laws and practices regarding intellectual property rights.  Each year, the USTR’s [...]

IP Justice Participates at WIPO Committee on Development Meeting

From November 20th to 26th, 2021, IP Justice participated in the World Intellectual property Organization (WIPO) Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)’s Twenty-Seventh Session. The WIPO General Assembly established CDIP in 2008 to convene all WIPO member states, NGOs/IGOs, and observers such as IP Justice to discuss intellectual property (IP) transfer and address the [...]

IP Justice Statement at WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property’s 27th Session

IP Justice Statement at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)’s Twenty-Seventh Session (20-26 November 2021) IP Justice urges the WIPO to provide more easily understandable resources for identifying available inventions in the public domain.  For the public to have greater access to the public domain inventions, they have [...]

IP Justice Amicus Brief Asks 11th Circuit To Strike Down Florida’s Internet Censorship Law

22 November 2021 In a landmark lawsuit for online freedom of expression rights and technological innovation, IP Justice filed an Amicus Curiae legal brief with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on 15 November 2021 asking the court to uphold a lower court’s injunction against the enforcement of Florida’s regulations over the operation of online social media [...]

IP Justice Supports Consumers’ Rights in the 2021 Comment to the USTR Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy

Every year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) publishes a Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy, known widely as the Notorious Markets List. The report highlights online and physical markets that reportedly engage in or facilitate substantial trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy. The USTR requests comments and rebuttal comments from [...]

International Civil Society Sends Letter to WIPO Over China’s Rejection of Wikimedia Foundation

IP Justice and 54 other international public interest organizations signed a letter letter of concern to the Member State Delegates at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) after the application for "observer status" requested by the Wikimedia Foundation was twice rejected by China during WIPO General Assemblies.  The civil society letter called on country delegations to [...]

IP Justice Statement at WIPO General Assemblies 2021

I am representing IP Justice, an international advocacy organization on internet regulation and digital governance.  I urge the delegates to reject the WIPO Broadcast Treaty and adopt Limitations and Exceptions provisions. Imagine when big broadcasting companies own the learning materials in school, and that broadcaster will own the contents created by artists. The Broadcast Treaty [...]

IP Justice WIPO Broadcasting Treaty Policy Brief 

Summary  The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Broadcast Treaty had a long journey of two decades of negotiation on the WIPO table. U.S. delegates proposed a most recent draft at the Standing Committee of Copyright (SCCR 38) in 2019, and the last SCCR 41 Agenda asks for comments on possible next steps for the Broadcast [...]

Public Interest Organizations Ask White House for TRIPS Waiver to Fight Covid

IP Justice and 11 other nonprofit organizations urged the US White House to apply a TRIPS-waiver relating to Covid-19 to all intellectual property rights, and not only patents.  Many tools related to making vaccines and other critical medical equipment needed to fight Covid are hindered by restrictive intellectual property laws, including copyright, stated the organizations [...]

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