Sean Flynn Quoted in Huffington Post

Sean Flynn was quoted in the Huffington Post article "U.S. Trade Position Protecting High Drug Prices Blasted by U.N. Agencies." The article addresses a report by the U.N. Development Program and UNAIDS addressing drug financing policies and IP standards that increase the cost of lifesaving medications for poor citizens.

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Professor Carroll Discusses Open Access Policy and Development at the World Bank

On Monday, the World Bank hosted an event called What the World Bank’s Open Access Policy Means for Development (you can view the video recording of the event at the link or embedded below). Participants included Peter Suber from Harvard University, Michael Carroll from American University (Mike is on the Board of Directors at Creative Commons), and Cyril Muller and Adam Wagstaff from the World Bank.

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TPP Transparency Letter Covered by Ars Technica

A TPP transparency letter signed by WCL's Prof. Sean Flynn and Prof. Peter Jaszi and 30 other legal academics was covered in Ars Technica. The letter, addressed to USTR Representative Ron Kirk decried the secrecy of the ongoing TPP negotiations, and called for the release of negotiating texts, as well as the exportation of limitations and exceptions found in US IP law into into any trade agreements.

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IP Brief Puts out Call For Submissions

The IP Brief has put out its call for papers for the Summer 2012 Issue. The IP Brief publishes papers that address legal topics relating to any area of intellectual property. Papers should be submitted no later than May 25, 2012.

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Sean Flynn Quoted in Ars Technica Article on ACTA Open Letter

Sean Flynn was quoted in an Ars Technica article addressing the letter submitted by legal scholars challenging ACTA's lack of congressional approval.

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Law Professors Declare Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Unconstitutional Without Congressional Approval

Today, fifty U.S. legal scholars sent an open letter to the Members of the Senate Finance Committee, asking each of them to “exercise your Constitutional responsibility to ensure that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is submitted to [Congress].”

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Michael Carroll to Speak on "What the World Bank's Open Access Policy Means for Development"

On Monday, May 21 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Michael Carroll will speak at the World Bank on "What the Bank's Open Access Policy Means for Development." The event is open to the public and will be webcast with simultaneous interpretations in Spanish and French.

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TPP Transparency Letter and USTR Response Covered by Techdirt

Techdirt has covered the recent open letter to USTR Ambassador Ron Kirk, sent by 32 legal scholars including Washington Collge of Law's Sean Flynn and Peter Jaszi as well as Ambassador Kirk's "dismissive [and] downright insulting response."

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Peter Jaszi and Patricia Aufderheide's Reclaiming Fair Use Chosen for Techdirt's Book Club

Reclaiming Fair Use, by Washington College of Law's Peter Jaszi and American University's Patricia Aufderheide has been chosen as Techdirt's May book club choice.

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Prof. Haight Farley Quoted on Mangaging Intellectual Property

Professor Christine Haight Farley was quoted on Managing Intellectual Property in an article on "When Content is the Trademark."

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