“Intellectual Property” is not REAL property

“Intellectual Property” is not REAL property

This is an opinion article by Óscar which reflects the author’s ideas. — “Sometimes we discover unpleasant truths. Whenever we do so, we are in difficulties: suppressing them is scientifically dishonest, so we must tell them, but telling them, however, will fire back on us”. – Edsger W. Dijkstra [4] The present essay was written as part of an assignment in one of the PhD classes the […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Setback for Intellectual Property Policies

Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Setback for Intellectual Property Policies

The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement) has been finalized. Now that the negotiators have agreed on the text all that is left is approval by the twelve involved nations: Canada, USA, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and Japan. However, none of these countries will let their people decide about it in a referendum. Most of what we know about TPP has come […]

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