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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2018 Special 301 Report

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/2018%20Special%20301.pdf

The annual U.S. review of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  Identifies 12 countries on the priority watch list, including China, Russia, Canada, and India, for insufficient protection of property rights.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

 

Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-07484.pdf

Proposed regulation that would mandate deposit at the Library of Congress of all electronic-only books published in the U.S. under the Copyright Act.  From the Library of Congress and the Federal Register

 

Notice of Determination and Request for Public Comment … China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Innovation

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/301FRN.pdf

Explains rationale for proposing tariffs on Chinese goods and lists at the eight digit harmonized code level the items targeted.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

2017 Report on the Implementation and Enforcement of Russia’s WTO Commitments

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/Russia%202017%20WTO%20Report.pdf

Concludes that Russia has done little in 2017 to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of the World Trade Organization especially with regard to opening their economy to exports from other countries.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

2017 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/China%202017%20WTO%20Report.pdf

Accuses China of continuing to use policies that violate World Trade Organization requirements for open trade.  Special sections on import and export regulation, agriculture, financial and distribution services, and intellectual property rights. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

U.S. Copyright Office Virtual Card Catalog

Categories: Copyright/Patents

https://vcc.copyright.gov/

Provides an index to copyright registrations and other public records relating to ownership of intellectual property.  Allows users to identify original copyright registration records from 1870  through 1977.  A work in progress.  From the U.S. Copyright Office

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Executive Summary: Updated Study and Additional Analysis of Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Educational Activities

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Education,Libraries/Museums,Treaties

http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_35/sccr_35_5.pdf

An international study which focuses on several copyright issues including provisions for the use of adaptations and translations for educational purposes, provisions that restrict the liability of educational institutions and those that limit the scope of contracts narrowing permitted educational activities, and more.  From the World Intellectual Property Organization

 

Section 108 of Title 17: A Discussion Document of the Register of Copyrights

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums

https://www.copyright.gov/policy/section108/discussion-document.pdf

Proposed language to update current copyright law which dates from 1976 and allows libraries and archives to reproduce and distribute without permission copyrighted works for purposes of preservation and research.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

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