The value of intellectual property: how to turn the tide of public opinion

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In the past few years, there has been a dramatic increase in the level of public and political hostility being shown towards IP rights and their owners. The storm surrounding the European Union’s attempt to ratify the Anticounterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in early 2012 on behalf of its member states – largely centred on the measures for protecting copyright online – was preceded by an attempt to legislate in the United States for consumer and rights holder protection on the Internet


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