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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.

We the IPeople: When 27 Words Translate into 40 Million Jobs

We the IPeople: When 27 Words Translate into 40 Million Jobs

Who would have thought that 27 words penned by our Founding Fathers 226 years ago would have translated into 40 million jobs? Or that those 27 words would serve as the lynchpin for our economy, supplying nearly two-thirds of exports and more than one-third of GDP? Or that those 27 words would provide a foundation for 72 of the most diverse and innovative industries known to man?

New Study Shows Consumers Support Protecting IP

New Study Shows Consumers Support Protecting IP

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Newsflash: intellectual property isn’t just for intellectuals. Do people really know what IP is? The connection between patents and paychecks or trademarks and safety may seem abstract, but according to a new study, the average Joe understands that intellectual property is worth protecting.

India: Strengthen IP or Miss Opportunity

India: Strengthen IP or Miss Opportunity

India’s dedication to innovation was called into question today at an event hosted by the GIPC. At the event, Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and John Larson (D-CT) expanded on the comments made in their letter to President Obama expressing concern over the deteriorating intellectual property system in India. In fact, Reps. Paulsen and Larson represent a broader congressional concern of the potential investment and trade consequences Indian industrialist policy is posing to American innovators, industry, and the economy:

ICYMI: Business and Congressional Leaders Urge Administration to Address Unfair Indian IP Actions

ICYMI: Business and Congressional Leaders Urge Administration to Address Unfair Indian IP Actions

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If the last few weeks are any indication, concern over Indian intellectual property (IP) and trade practices are reaching a crescendo. Just ahead of Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip, over 200 Members of the House and Senate along with a dozen-plus industry associations are pressing the Administration to address the increasingly deteriorating IP conditions in India.