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South Africa Law Would Put IP in Jeopardy

A pending bill in South Africa could lead to intellectual property theft.

Deborah Collier April 2, 2020
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Legislation Introduced to Further Music Copyright Modernization

New bi-partisan legislation would give creators of music and other programs broadcast by AM/FM radio stations control over their intellectual property.

Deborah Collier November 25, 2019
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Digital Video Piracy Isn't Fun and Games

Technology is continually changing, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the video piracy space.  In 2014, CAGW President Tom Schatz and I co-authored a report entitled, Intellectual Property:  Making It Personal, where we dis

Deborah Collier June 21, 2019
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On World IP Day - Celebrating and Protecting Sports and their Brands

Each year, April 26 marks the celebration of World IP Day, when the importance of intellectual property rights and the achievements gained from its protection are recognized.  According to the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) intellectual...

Deborah Collier April 26, 2019
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NAFTA Negotiators Should Promote Strong IP Rights

As the May 18 deadline for negotiating a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) looms, negotiators should consider closely how intellectual property (IP) rights will be treated between the countries involved.

Deborah Collier May 11, 2018
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Recognizing the Value of Women’s Intellectual Property Rights on World IP Day

The creative influence of women around the globe is of critical importance to innovation.

Deborah Collier April 26, 2018
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Music Copyright Modernization Moves Forward

Technological advances over the past several decades have dramatically changed the way everyone listens to music, but compensation for performers, producers, and songwriters remains in the dark ages.  They do not receive just compensation for the...

Deborah Collier April 11, 2018
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Reducing Government's Footprint on the Music Industry

On January 28, 2018, the music industry will gather at the Grammy Awards.  Country legends, pop artists, classical musicians, producers, and songwriters will be among those recognized for their innovation in music and sound.

Deborah Collier January 25, 2018
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Digital Creativity on World IP Day

As the theme for World IP Day 2016 is “Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined,” it is a good time to remind everyone who loves music, particularly those who access songs online, that the royalty structure in the United States is out of balance with...

Deborah Collier April 26, 2016

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