The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: What could it mean for Authors?
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: What could it mean for Authors?
11 April 2014 | By  Rick Shera
TPP is described as a free trade agreement, but it is much more than that. It is expected to cover trade in goods, tariff reduction, rules of origin, trade remedies and international dispute resolution, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, trade in services, intellectual property, government procurement and competition policy. Its promoters describe it as a comprehensive, gold standard, 21st Century, future proofed agreement ... Read More →
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: What could it mean for Authors?
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: What could it mean for Authors?
11 April 2014 | By  Rick Shera
TPP is described as a free trade agreement, but it is much more than that. It is expected to cover trade in goods, tariff reduction, rules of origin, trade remedies and international dispute resolution, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, trade in services, intellectual property, government procurement and competition policy. Its promoters describe it as a comprehensive, gold standard, 21st Century, future proofed agreement ...
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eBooks and new business models (updated)
eBooks and new business models (updated)
06 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
It is easy to fall into the trap of taking the arguments used by the music and film industries as proxies for the general rights holder community. Equally, the counter-arguments of fair-use and free and open internet adherents tend ...
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Googlebooks Settlement and Privacy
Googlebooks Settlement and Privacy
27 May 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Two posts in as many weeks on the Googlebooks settlement. No, I am not fixated … well, maybe just a little. But, I think that's understandable because, for me, this settlement ticks all my professional "interest" boxes.At 300+ pages, it is a hugely complex legal labyrinth requiring ...
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