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To beat piracy, Facebook acquires content rights company Source3

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:47 PM

Facebook will acquire the technology and some of the team members behind Source3 which develops technology to detect intellectual property shared by others without permission from the original content holders

FACEBOOK ACQUIRES SOURCE3. Image of Mark Zuckerberg by Kay Nietfeld/dpa /AFP

Spotify sets up $43-M fund to settle copyright suits

May 30, 2017 - 10:35 AM

The streaming giant tries to settle copyright lawsuits that claim that they put music online without securing the right to stream

U.S. returns Alibaba website to counterfeits blacklist

Dec 22, 2016 - 3:57 PM

The US put a division of the Chinese e commerce giant Alibaba back on a blacklist of notorious markets known for selling counterfeit goods and violating intellectual property rights

IMF urges innovation to battle global growth slowdown

Apr 01, 2016 - 6:15 AM

The International Monetary Fund says businesses in advanced economies should invest 40 more in research and development on average

epa05161713 A Chinese investor uses mobile phone to check the share prices at a securities brokerage house in Beijing, China, 15 February 2016. Chinese stock market opened lower on 15 February which is the first trading day after Chinese Spring Festival holidays that the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 2.84 percent at 2,684.96 points and the Shenzhen index opened 2.98 percent lower at 9,385.52 points. EPA/WU HONG

Spotify hit by new $200-million copyright suit

Jan 10, 2016 - 1:57 AM

Ferrick argues that Spotify took a now familiar strategy for many digital music services – infringe now apologize later

SPOTIFY. Image from Spotify website.

China fines hotel chain for stealing the Disney magic

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Shanghai defends Disney s brand before Shanghai Disneyland opens next year

STEALING DISNEY MAGIC. Shanghai sues a hotel chain for using Disney branding on its electronic signs and websites. In the photo, actors dressed as Disney cartoon characters perform at the ground breaking ceremony of the Shanghai Disneyland theme park in April 2011. File photo from EPA

Boeing sets 300 plane order, plant with China – report

Sep 23, 2015 - 5:25 PM

UPDATED Despite the warm words Xi faces deep skepticism within the powerful American business industry from US employees at Boeing now fearing for their jobs

FLEET. China is expected to add 6,330 new aircraft worth $950 billion to its commercial fleet by 2034, Boeing said in August in its annual China Current Market Outlook. Photo from Boeing website

PH still off US' intellectual property rights watch list

May 02, 2015 - 4:23 PM

In the 2015 intellectual property rights report the Philippines is cited under best practices for taking a whole of government approach to IPR enforcement

Authors, artists stand up for copyright protection

Apr 26, 2015 - 5:08 PM

Authors should be aware of their rights over their works while the public should know basic copyright laws says the National Book Development Board

From left to right: Nida Ramirez of Visprint Inc (representing Bob Ong), Luisito 'Kuya Bodjie' Pascua, Beverly 'Bebang' Siy, NBDB Executive Director Graciela Cayton, National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario, and RJ Ledesma. Rappler video screengrab

Philippines puts spotlight on books and copyright protection

Apr 22, 2015 - 10:37 PM

On April 23 the Philippines joins World Book and Copyright Day celebrations by celebrating authors and creators and the protection of their works

Customs busts P556M fake designer bags and apparel

Jul 03, 2014 - 3:41 PM

The Bureau of Customs is alarmed that even Filipino brands are being counterfeited

Skin whiteners, slimming pills most faked drugs in PH

May 07, 2014 - 2:35 PM

The Intellectual Property Office says unscrupulous traders are exploiting the aspiration of consumers especially women to have fair skin and slimmer bodies

US removes Philippines from copyright watch list

Apr 29, 2014 - 12:34 PM

The Philippines is now off the US Special 301 Watch List which identifies countries that don t have adequate protections for intellectual property rights

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. Graphics representing an earlier Special 301 Report on Copyright Protection and Enforcement from the International Intellecual Property Alliance. Image from

5 lessons to learn from plagiarism at the Senate

Aug 18, 2012 - 3:31 PM

Legislators and their staff who regularly research vast amounts of information and whose legislative bills have far reaching consequences on citizens must strictly observe rules on intellectual property rights