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Copyright Creates Jobs. Period.

Copyright Creates Jobs. Period.

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Imagine the U.S. economy minus the entire state of New York. While such a reality may be to New Jersey’s or the West Coast’s delight, the economic impact stemming from a state the size of New York adds to the U.S. economy as a whole, producing huge contributions to national exports, GDP, and jobs.

Crunch Time at the TPP

Crunch Time at the TPP

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After nearly four years, 19 negotiating rounds, and the expansion of the negotiating table to include 12 countries, the United States is in the end-game of one of the most comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement the world has ever seen. But as the text is negotiated and areas of contention are ironed out, we must keep in mind that innovation is the bread and butter of the U.S. economy.

ICYMI: The Importance of Intellectual Property | Real Clear Politics

ICYMI: The Importance of Intellectual Property | Real Clear Politics

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Skaters care about intellectual property, too. Or, rather, the small and medium-sized businesses whose trademarks give burgeoning extreme sports worldwide identity and notoriety. In Real Clear Politics today, Global IP Summit presenter, Tony Chen of California’s Osiris Shoes talks about the challenges and opportunities emerging industries face in establishing brand recognition and expanding into markets with substandard IP rights and enforcement.

77 Million Reasons Why IP Delivers

77 Million Reasons Why IP Delivers

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The benefits of IP deliver far beyond U.S. borders. Recently, the EU revealed the results of a similar study, finding similar contributions by IP-intensive industries to the EU’s economy. Commissioned by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the report found that IP-intensive industries create 77 million jobs and generate 40% of the total economic activity throughout the EU – roughly 4.7 trillion euro annually.

Breaking Bad Habits of Meth Dealers and Pirates

Breaking Bad Habits of Meth Dealers and Pirates

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Breaking Bad addicts just couldn’t wait for their fix. Within 12 hours of Sunday’s series finale, 500,000 illegal copies of the episode materialized online. At one point, 85,000 people were sharing the same copy of the episode, making big bucks for the website operators who invested nothing into the series. Sure, Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon all had it available to stream just 24 hours after the finale aired. And, of course, the episode was re-aired on AMC repeatedly and is on the network’s website.