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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Cybersecurity and Information Sharing: Legal Challenges and Solutions

Categories: Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Property Rights,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism

In view of frequent cyberattacks on government and private web sites, experts have urged greater public-private cooperation and sharing of cyber-threat intelligence.  This report examines various legal issues that confront such information  sharing, such as privacy and tort laws and intellectual property concerns.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


2014 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Property Rights

Lists online and physical marketplaces that engage in trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Copyright and the Music Marketplace: A Report of the Register of Copyrights

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

Identifies the shortcomings of the current methods of licensing music in the U.S. and offers an in-depth analysis of the law and industry practices, as well as a series of balanced recommendations to improve the music marketplace.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress


2014 Special 301 Report

Categories: China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,indonesia,Property Rights,Treaties,Turkey

Annual report on the importance of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.  Places10 nations on the Priority Watch List and 27 others on the Watch List.  Countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Turkey have been listed every year since the reports began 25 years ago.  From the  Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Wetlands: An Overview of Issues

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources,Property Rights

Describes what wetlands are and the controversies that have arisen in regard to federal regulations, especially those targeted to private lands.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Center


Estimating the Holdout Problem in Land Assembly

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Property Rights,Supreme Court/courts,Urban Issues

Takes the Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. New London, a case involving the use of eminent domain to create a parcel for private development, to examine whether private holdouts justify the use of public powers by examining before and after land values.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve


In the Matter of Certain Electronic Devices .. Notice of the Commission’s Final Determination

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Headlines,Property Rights,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Agency ruling that Apple violated Samsung patents in developing iPhones and iPads and bans the company from further sales of older devices that work on AT&T’s Wireless network.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


2013 Special 301 Report [on Intellectual Property Rights]

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


Reviews annually the adequacy and effectiveness of U.S. trading partners’ protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  Targets Ukraine and China for special attention due to deterioration of enforcement and misappropriation of trade secrets.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


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