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Friday, January 14, 2011

U.S. Pushes China on Intellectual Property


“Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Thursday called for China to make its economy more open to international investment and to respect intellectual property laws, on the same day his department released November figures that showed an unexpected narrowing of the U.S. trade deficit.” (Washington Post)

The New Mercantilism: imposing “intellectual property” regimes on other countries.

FEE Timely Classic
“Open-Source Software: Who Needs Intellectual Property?” by Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine