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Standardisation in the Area of Innovation and Technological Development, Notably in the Field of Text and Data Mining

18 Abril, 2014 - 12:39
Report prepared for the EC Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, prepared by an Expert Group chaired by Ian Hargreaves with members Lucie Guibault, Christian Handke, Peggy Valcke, Bertin Martens, and Ros Lynch, supported by Ros Lynch and Sergey Filippov.  The full report is available here (PDF), and the executive summary follows. Text and data mining [...]
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Peruvian Civil Society Organizations Demand that Government Issue a Compulsory License for Atazanavir

17 Abril, 2014 - 11:10
Pharmaceutical companies’ abuse of monopolistic position results in million-dollar overspending in public purchases. [Javier Llamoza and Ana Romero] Atazanavir is an antiretroviral, second-line medicine that is used to treat people living with HIV.   In Peru, this drug is patented by Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), ensuring exclusivity and a high price for the same in the [...]
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A Discussion That Could Finally Change Copyright in Peru

16 Abril, 2014 - 12:00
[Cross posted from Digital Rights LAC, Link (CC-BY-SA)] In the last chapter of a long debate, the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property suspended the board of the Peruvian Association of Authors and Composers for one year. But what hides within this long discussion in a country like Peru, [...]
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Determinants and Welfare Implications of Unlawful File Sharing: A Scoping Review

16 Abril, 2014 - 11:29
Reposted description from the CREATe launch announcement CREATe Working Paper 5/14 Steven James Watson, Daniel John Zizzo and Piers Fleming (2014) Using systematic reviewing techniques drawn from the medical sciences, a team of behavioural economists and psychologists from the University of East Anglia has undertaken a scoping review of all evidence published between 2003-2013 into [...]
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Still Profitable After All These Years

14 Abril, 2014 - 12:10
Jonathan Band and Jonathan Gerafi In March 2014, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announced that global industry revenues declined 3.9 percent in 2013. IFPI claims that “digital piracy is the biggest single threat to the development of the licensed music sector and to investment in artists.” Notwithstanding these dire pronouncements, the record [...]
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