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CCAGW Joins Coalition Letter regarding S. 1416, Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act of 2019

June 24, 2019 

Senator John Cornyn

517 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, DC  20510 

Dear Senator Cornyn, 

As strong supporters of free markets, property rights and innovation, we write to share our concerns about S.1416, the “Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act of 2019,” as introduced by you and Sen. Blumenthal (D-CT). 

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 discussed the ongoing issues surrounding the protection of intellectual property rights.  In this report, we referred to a study conducted by Envisional, which concluded that more than 99 percent of the traf

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.

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CAGW Names Rep. Marcy Kaptur July 2019 Porker of the Month

Gov. Lujan Grisham is CAGW's Porker of the Month for trying to expand the financially challenged United States Postal Service into banking.