On April 28, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued the 2018 Special 301 Report. This report is promulgated under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974, in which the Trade Representative is required to identify countries that do not have effective protection of intellectual property rights or fair market access for U.S.Read More
Property Rights Alliance is proud to join advocacy and consumer groups around the world in celebrating World IP Day 2018. Designated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), World IP Day is an important moment to recognize the vital role that intellectual property plays in society. In particular, its importance in fosteringRead More
A coalition of international rights holders groups has formed a coalition to call on the new presidency of the European Council to find a solution to the “value gap," an issue for content creators perpetuated by the EU’s safe harbor laws.   Safe harbor laws in the EU are laid out in Article 14 of the E-Commerce Directive. Under thisRead More
A peculiar thing happened at the dawn of the 21st century, and according to economists Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake this mostly unnoticed milestone is playing a profound role in everything from economic stagnation to the rise of today’s tech titans. If the uninterrupted trend continues it will only become more important as time goes on.Read More