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2017 Special 301 Report

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2017%20Special%20301%20Report%20FINAL.PDF

Annual report on global trade developments relating to intellectual property protection and enforcement.  Also identifies nations which the U.S. considers to have harmful records on protection or enforcement of intellectual property rights. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/reports/2017/NTE/2017%20NTE.pdf

Describes significant barriers to American exports such as tariffs, export subsidies, “buy national” policies, inadequate protection for intellectual property rights, and more. From the  Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Copyright Office Redesign

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations

http://copyright.gov/

Newly redesigned site now includes section entitled “History and Education” with a History of Copyright Law, and past publications.  From the Library of Congress

 

2017 Trade Policy Agenda and 2016 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/reports/2017/AnnualReport/AnnualReport2017.pdf

Outlines the Trump administration’s four trade priorities: promoting U.S. sovereignty, enforcing U.S. trade laws, expanding goods and services exports, and protecting U.S. intellectual property rights.  Cites preference for bilateral rather than multilateral treaties, and skepticism toward the value of the World Trade Organization.   Includes an annex listing trade agreements entered into by the U.S. since 1984.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

https://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/iot_green_paper_01122017.pdf

Offers guiding principles and an approach to support the advancement of the Internet of Things, the name given to the linking of all kinds of devices to the Internet.  Finds great possibilities in transportation safety and health management but challenges relating to cybersecurity and privacy.  This paper analyzes public comments on the role of government in this area.  From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Department of Commerce

 

 

2016 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2016-Out-of-Cycle-Review-Notorious-Markets.pdf

Highlights specific markets engaging in substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

2016 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2016-China-Report-to-Congress.pdf

Describes the various ways the U.S. is working to hold China to its World Trade Organization commitments, especially in such areas as intellectual property rights enforcement,  the protection of trade secrets, and industrial policies.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyrights

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Govt Personnel,Libraries/Museums

https://www.research.net/r/RegisterOfCopyrightsNR

Survey form which offers members of public input on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by the person selected to be the next register of copyrights.  The survey will be available until 1/31/17.  From the Library of Congress

 

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