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WASHINGTON – Today the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released its annual Special 301 Report, which details U.S. intellectual property rights (IPR) priorities and concerns in foreign countries.  Today’s report takes on many of the challenges facing the music community around the world, from weak copyright…
WASHINGTON – The United States Senate recently voted to approve intellectual property lawyer Andrei Iancu as the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Below is a comment on the approval from Mitch Glazier, President, RIAA. “We welcome the approval…
Read the music groups’ letter here: North American Music Community Letter To USTR…
The nation’s leading creative industries call on the U.S. government to help ensure our trading partners step up copyright protection. Read more from IIPA here.    …
The North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA, is currently being negotiated between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Copyright law, the single most important tool in protecting the rights and livelihoods of millions of creatives across the country, looks to be on the negotiating table. 
Read the RIAA’s submission here: RIAA Notorious Markets Submission To USTR…