Intellectual Property

Info-Communism: A Progressive Path Forward or a Political and Intellectual Dead End?

January 26, 2010 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW
610A
Washington
DC
20005

In the last decade, an intellectual and political movement has emerged both here in the United States and Europe to challenge exclusive property rights over informational goods and promote the concept of openness in communication-information policy. The movement goes by various labels: the “commons” movement; “free culture”; the “openness movement”. Read more »

Info-Communism: A Progressive Path Forward or a Political and Intellectual Dead End?

January 26, 2010
Please join ITIF for a presentation by Syracuse University Professor Milton Mueller over the movement to challenge exclusive property rights over informational goods and promote the concept of openness in communication-information policy.

In the last decade, an intellectual and political movement has emerged both here in the United States and Europe to challenge exclusive property rights over informational goods and promote the concept of openness in communication-information policy. The movement goes by various labels: the “commons” movement; “free culture”; the “openness movement”. Among the goals of the movement include: free software, creative commons and other forms of resistance to copyright; opposition to software patents; and (in some cases) publicly-owned broadband networks and extreme net neutrality proposals. Read more »

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New Year's Resolution: Stop Stealing to Save American Jobs

January 6, 2010
| Blogs & Op-eds

With December’s poor employment numbers, creating jobs is on everyone’s mind in Washington; yet one area for reform, digital piracy, is constantly overlooked.  In this Huffington Post blog, ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro outlines why digital theft is too often not taken seriously and how piracy impacts the U.S. economy.

Steal These Policies: Strategies for Combating Digital Piracy

December 15, 2009 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW
610A
Washington
DC
20005

ITIF discusses a report documenting the current state of digital piracy and describing how innovative technology such as content identification can be used to reduce piracy. This report also outlines strategies for policymakers to combat this problem and calls for more proactive government involvement in reducing piracy. Read more »

Steal These Policies: Strategies for Combating Digital Piracy

December 15, 2009
Video and audio from the event "Steal These Policies: Strategies for Combating Digital Piracy."

In this event, participants discuss a new report documenting the current state of digital piracy and describing how innovative technology such as content identification can be used to reduce piracy. The report also outlines strategies for policymakers to combat this problem and call for more proactive government involvement in reducing piracy.

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