|Maybe what the IP community |
needs is an all-action team ...
here. Merpel says, great idea -- but how long will it be before IP's detractors are running an IP Disadvantage database of things that, well, don't cast IP in such a favourable light? And how can the IP community get its positive message to the widest possible audience? This is a step in the right direction, but it's just the first step: its success will depend on how it's followed up, and how case studies tackle thorny subjects like biopiracy (is there a neutral, non-judgmental name for it?) and dealing with peer-to-peer file sharing?
|Only one task is more impossible |
for the Commission than solving
the EU's IP problems: that's
recognising that there are any ...
|These Golden Balls are best avoided|
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