Digital Rights + Internet Governance + Innovation Policy


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

By |November 7th, 2021|Categories: Digital Rights, Innovation Policy, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

IP Justice Statement at WIPO General Assemblies 2021

By |October 7th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Policy, WIPO|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

IP Justice WIPO Broadcasting Treaty Policy Brief 

By |September 30th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Policy, WIPO|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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

By |September 27th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Policy, TRIPS|Tags: , , , , , , |

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, [...]

IP Justice Joins Letter to USTR Supporting Developing Countries’ Request for Time to Transition to TRIPS

By |June 25th, 2021|Categories: Digital Rights, Innovation Policy, Publications, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

June 25, 2021 Ambassador Katherine Tai United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20508 Re: Supporting LDCs’ Request for Transition Period Dear Ambassador Tai: We urge the United States to support the request of Least Developed Countries (“LDCs”) to the TRIPS Council of the World Trade Organization [...]

Coalition of Public Interest Groups and Tech Companies Urge US Congress to Oppose Rule Changes that Enable Government Hacking of Personal Computers

By |June 21st, 2016|Categories: Digital Rights, Innovation Policy, Internet Governance, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

A group of civil liberties groups and technology companies wrote to US Congressional leaders today to oppose the proposed changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. The change to the rule would grant federal magistrate judges broad authority to issue warrants for hacking and surveillance in [...]

IP Justice Joins Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case Apple v. Samsung

By |June 14th, 2016|Categories: Digital Rights, Innovation Policy|Tags: , , , |

In a key legal battle pending before the U.S. Supreme Court over the reach of design patents, IP Justice joined other public interest organizations in asking the court to overturn a controversial decision from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals that would have negative consequences on technological innovation. The U.S. [...]

Dissenting Opinion of Member Robin Gross to ICANN CCWG Accountability Report on Issue of Enhancing Governmental Control Over Internet via ICANN Accountability Reform Process

By |February 20th, 2016|Categories: Digital Rights, Innovation Policy, Internet Governance|Tags: , , , , , |

Dissent of Member Robin Gross to CCWG-Accountability Report as .pdf (18 February 2016) Dissenting Opinion of Individual Member Robin Gross on the Issue of GAC Over-Empowerment, Marginalization of Supporting Organizations While the majority of recommendations included in the CCWG-Accountability Report for Work Stream 1 mark significant and laudable improvements for [...]

IP JUSTICE JOURNAL: The IANA Transition and the Role of Governments in Internet Governance by Milton Mueller

By |September 15th, 2015|Categories: Internet Governance|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Dr. Milton Mueller, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy September 15, 2015 - Full Article as .PDF 1. The IANA Transition On March 14, 2014, the United States government announced its intention to end its direct role in overseeing the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) and IP [...]

IP JUSTICE JOURNAL: The Internet in China by Konstantinos Komaitis

By |September 1st, 2015|Categories: Internet Governance, Publications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Internet in China: A New Normal? by Konstantinos Komaitis - September 1, 2015 Full Article as .PDF The Great Wall of China is not just an amazing structure; its role and purpose are equally fascinating. Built over two centuries, the main purpose of the Great Wall was to protect [...]

IP JUSTICE JOURNAL: Internet Architecture as Proxy for State Power by Laura DeNardis

By |August 15th, 2015|Categories: Digital Rights, Innovation Policy, Internet Governance, Publications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Internet Architecture as Proxy for State Power By Laura DeNardis, Ph.D. - August 15, 2015 Full Article as .PDF Internet Freedom in the Age of Internet Control The Internet is no longer just a communication system. It is also a control system in which more objects than people are connected [...]

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