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Rapidshare Takes Over Domain Names Of Trademark Abusers

After filing more than two dozen World Intellectual Property Organization disputes in recent months, Rapidshare has come away with substantial victories. After pursuing several sites it claim abused its trademarks and offered unfair competition, the file-storage site has now taken control of many of these. However, not all complaints were…

France, US, Switzerland Block WIPO Membership for Pirates

Back in August, we mentioned that Pirate Parties International (PPI) – the international pirate party NGO – was poised to join the World intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) as an observer member. The membership application, which had the apparent backing of the WIPO Secretary General, was deferred until next year due to concern by some…

Pirate Parties on Track to Join WIPO

Copyright agencies were probably not too happy to hear that one of their bastions of domination – the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – has proposed [PDF] observer membership status to Pirate Parties International (PPI), the international Pirate Party organisation. As observer members they’ll be able to participate in meetings, but…

WIPO Fails at Copyright Basics

A week ago, we reported on how the World intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) wouldn’t let the Pirate Party’s international association – PPI – join as an observer member. It seems that some part of the reason might be because the pirates are quite observant, and might point out problems with…

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