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Governing in ignorance: Australian governments legislating, without understanding, intellectual property


Monday, 26th of April 2010 is World Intellectual Property Day. Intellectual property is one of the most poorly understood areas of public policy, but also one of the most important to understand in a knowledge economy. Yet legislators regularly...

Plain packaging may require up to $3.4 billion taxpayer gift annually to big tobacco and film companies


"Bad anti-intellectual property laws by State and Federal Parliaments could require taxpayers to gift up to $3.4 billion per year in compensation to film companies and big tobacco for the loss of their trademarks", Director of the IP and Free...

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