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Saturday, 16 October 2004

NEWS ROUND-UP FROM THE IPKAT

A few shorties spotted by the IPKat while doing his daily news-trawl:

* From the BBC – Mr Justice Blackburne has granted an order in favour of the British Phonograph Industry ordering ISPs to identify certain downloaders. The IPKat says so far the BPI has only won a single battle against UK downloaders. It’s yet to win the war.

* From RBC – the Russian Prime Minister has announced that the Science and Education minister has submitted proposals on improving the existing laws on the protection of intellectual property to the Russian Government. The IPKat says watch this space for more information as and when it becomes available.

* From Inter Press – in a resolution passed by the WIPO General Assembly, WIPO has agreed to establish a “development agenda”. Although developing countries are claiming that this is a major victory, the IPKat is wont to take such broad declarations with a pinch of salt until they are backed up by substantive action.

More shorties here, here and here

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