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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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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Implications for Access to Medicines and Public Health

3 Abril, 2014 - 19:36
Kajal Bhardwaj and Cecilia Oh UNITAID, World Health Organization In recent years, the number of bilateral and regional trade negotiations has been increasing. Many of these negotiations involve both developed and developing countries, and the ensuing free trade agreements often contain extensive provisions on the protection of intellectual property rights. These provisions usually impose a [...]
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