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McGruff’s 2014 Crime Prevention Month will “Get Real about IP Theft”

McGruff’s 2014 Crime Prevention Month will “Get Real about IP Theft”

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By Brian Noyes This October, the nation’s leading canine-crime prevention advocate, McGruff the Crime Dog, is partnering with the nation’s leading business advocate, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to raise awareness about the hazards of dangerous fakes.    In the campaign, “Get Real About Intellectual Property Theft”, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) has taken steps […]

IP Champion in the News: Rocker Tells Chinese Musicians: Fight For Your Rights

IP Champion in the News: Rocker Tells Chinese Musicians: Fight For Your Rights

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By Ashley Mergen In case you missed it, GIPC 2014 IP Champions continue to make the news. Last week, musician David Lowery’s (of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven fame) recent effort to empower and educate Chinese musicians to fight piracy was profiled in the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Lowery toured China this week both to […]

Download Illegal Software, Upload Your Business to Hackers

Download Illegal Software, Upload Your Business to Hackers

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I have a bone to pick- I never really understood those cellphone cases that double as wallets. You know, those cases that show off your credit cards and IDs every time you take a call or open your phone to check Facebook? However convenient, flapping around your financials strikes me as relatively unsecure, leaving convenience-lovers prone to theft.

Year One of the Copyright Alert System: Did it Work?

Year One of the Copyright Alert System: Did it Work?

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The release of 10 months of data from the initial phase of the Copyright Alert System (CAS) – a voluntary system with multiple stakeholders including ISPs, movie and music industry, and consumer advocates – has proven very promising.