Archive for July 8th, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI on Intellectual Property

KEI notes that Pope Benedict XVI has issued an encyclical letter denouncing the excessive zeal for assertions of intellectual property rights in knowledge.  The Pope states "on the part of rich countries there is excessive zeal for protecting knowledge through an unduly rigid assertion of the right to intellectual property, […]

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Pirate Party MEP on Copyright and Online Freedoms

Pirate Party MEP Christian Engström has an op-ed in the Financial Times on how copyright laws now threaten online freedoms.

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Kenyan AIDS Patients Challenge Anti-Counterfeiting Law

IP Watch reports that three Kenyan AIDS patients have launched a constitutional challenge against that country's anti-counterfeiting legislation on the grounds that it may deny them access to generic medicines.

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