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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 property (IP) contributes $6.6 trillion to America’s GDP.  In 2019, the World IP Day celebration focuses on sports and the IP that enables past, present, and future athletes to compete and meet their goals.

Coalition Letter: Intellectual Property Guidelines for the 116th Congress

Intellectual Property Guidelines for the 116th Congress

An Open Letter

Members of the 116th Congress:

It is an exciting time for America, particularly in the knowledge-based economy. American entrepreneurship, ingenuity and creativity lead the world, and we believe that intellectual property (IP) rights are a key ingredient to American competitiveness. 

Comments to NTIA on Developing the Administration's Approach to Consumer Privacy

November 8, 2018

Mr. David Redl
Administrator
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4725
Attn: Privacy RFC
Washington, D.C. 20230

Re: Comments on Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy (Docket Number: 18021780-8780-01)

Dear Administrator Redl,

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Passage of the Music Modernization Act

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded the congressional passage of the Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act.  The bill will now be sent to President Trump for his signature. 

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.

CAGW Joins Coalition Letter Urging Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in NAFTA Negotiations

April 19, 2018

The Honorable Robert E. Lighthizer
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Executive Office of the President
600 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

Dear Ambassador Lighthizer:

The undersigned organizations, on behalf of the American citizens we represent, urge that strong protections of U.S. intellectual property be obtained before finalizing a  renegotiated North America Free Trade Agreement.

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 intellectual property created by their hard work and ingenuity. 

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Releases 2017 Congressional Ratings

(Washington, D.C.) – The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today released its 2017 Congressional Ratings, highlighting the voting records of all 535 voting members of Congress during the first session of the 115th Congress.  The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, identifies members whose voting records helped protect taxpayer dollars, as well as those who consistently voted against their interests.

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CAGW Names Sen. Elizabeth Warren May 2019 Porker of the Month

Sen. Warren is CAGW's Porker of the Month for proposing a taxpayer-funded student loan bailout and "free" college.