March - April 2010
 

World Anti-Piracy News Corner

Digital Economy Bill approved by the UK House of Lords
The Digital Economy Bill has been approved by the UK House of Lords on March 15, 2010. The Bill includes a “three strikes” rule that would allow a suspension of Internet access of persistent online copyright infringers. More...
Japan and China sign an Agreement to fight copyright piracy
Japan and China signed a memorandum to fight copyright piracy on March 15, 2010. The agreement is expected to encourage cultural exchange and the distribution of legitimate products. More...
Malaysia to reactivate Copyright Tribunal
The Malaysian Domestic Trade Cooperative and Consumerism Minister announced the reactivation of the Copyright Tribunal on March 11, 2010 in order to offer a place for artists and authors to lodge their complaints. More...
European Parliament adopts a resolution on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)
Members of Parliament express their concern over the ACTA provisions and the lack of a transparent process in the conduct of the negotiations. More...
EU Council Resolution on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
The report provides an overview of the music industry’s changing business models, outlines the international impact of digital piracy and examines the efforts of governments to address piracy. More...
China examines draft amendments to its copyright legislation
The Standing Committee of the National’s People Congress started the examination of draft amendments to the Chinese copyright law on 24 February 2010. More...
New Zealand Copyright Amendment Bill introduced to Parliament
The Bill sets out a scheme to combat illegal peer-to-peer file sharing. It allows the suspension of Internet access of repeat online copyright infringers. More...
US Justice Department creates an Intellectual Property Task Force
The US Justice Department announced the creation of a new Task Force on Intellectual Property on 12 February 2010 to strengthen the fight against domestic and international intellectual property crimes. More...

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