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Crime in the United States 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Property Rights,Statistics

https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2016/crime-in-the-u.s.-2016/

Annual report on crime as reported by local and state police units.  Finds that violent crime ticked up and property crime down during 2016.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Summary of Draft Report on National Monuments

https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/monument-report-summary.pdf

Covers findings and recommendations after 120 day review on national monuments as a result of an April 2017 presidential executive order.  Reviews areas visited by Secretary of Interior and also claims to provide much needed change for local communities regarding private property rights, timber harvesting, Tribal uses of land, and public access to public lands.  Few details included in the summary released to the public.  From the Department of the Interior

 

North American Free Trade Agreement: Notification for Renegotiation

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/NAFTA%20Notification.pdf

Copies of letters sent to Congressional leaders with official notification of reasons for renegotiating NAFTA.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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

 

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

 

Software-Enabled Consumer Products

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights

https://www.copyright.gov/policy/software/software-full-report.pdf

Explains how copyright law applies to software-enabled consumer products such as refrigerators, cars, and wireless phones.  Recommends no change to current law at present to maintain strength and stability of copyright system while also permitting legitimate uses (repair, resale, and security research) of these new products.  From the Office of the Register of Copyrights

 

Copyright Office Special 1201 Study: Request for Additional Comments

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

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-27/pdf/2016-23167.pdf

Requests additional comments from the public in connection with its ongoing study of the operation of laws regarding the circumvention of copyright protection systems.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress, posted on the Federal Register.

 

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