For some producers, the American approach to EU delicacies really grates.
The global trade of counterfeit and pirated products costs countries like Canada billions a year. Governments and industries must come together to protect Canadians.
Artists and photographers have strongly opposed their distinct styles being replicated by AI image generators. And the law has yet to catch up with this issue.
Corporations restrict what farmers can do with their own seeds, as well as their farm equipment when it breaks down.
Recent events have forced fans to reconcile their love of Dungeons & Dragons with the reality that the game’s owner, Wizards of the Coast, is a large corporation with commercial interests at heart.
To maintain its competitive edge, the owners of Dungeons & Dragons are proposing changes to the ownership of the game’s intellectual property and the way it makes money.
Plant breeders must now engage with kaitiaki if special relationships with a plant have been asserted. But Māori have no say on the introduction of exotic plants that could become invasive.
The key to supporting science innovation is funding and shaping it at its earliest stages, while innovative ventures are still housed within universities — and even before the ventures are founded.
The Russian government has essentially legalised intellectual piracy as a response to sanctions.
From vaccines to treatments and even medical equipment, intellectual property rights have hampered the world’s efforts to fight the pandemic.
Vaccine manufacturing doesn’t come cheap. It depends heavily on support from developed countries. It also requires much more than relaxing intellectual property rights and a desire for vaccine equity.
The process will take months, if it’s even approved. But just the threat of waiving intellectual property rights could spur faster action.
The change in the US position signals how clearly the success of every country in fighting the pandemic depends on vaccinating the whole world.
Licensing agreements between pharmaceutical companies and the Medicines Patent Pool, in cooperation with the WHO, could accelerate access to doses for the poorest countries.
India and South Africa are pressing the World Trade Organization to waive patent rights to help ramp up vaccine production. There’s a better solution.
Australia has joined a handful of countries resisting a push to relax intellectual property rules related to COVID vaccines.
Too many patents and too little information about them makes it hard for the system to weed out patents that unfairly block inventors.
A transcript of The Conversation Weekly podcast episode #3.
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