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2014-01-30 00:21:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global trade rules need to keep up with rapid innovation in software-driven products and services such as cloud computing and data analytics, according to a new report from BSA | The Software Alliance. To stop the spread of digital protectionism, BSA proposes a forward-looking trade agenda that enables digital commerce, promotes innovation and creates level playing fields for information technology. "Software-driven technologies are...

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2010-07-21 13:40:13

A government official said on Wednesday that the U.S. will make China "a significant focus" of its new efforts to fight global piracy and counterfeiting of U.S. goods ranging from CDs to manufactured products. "It's fair to say China raises a particularly troubling set of issues," Victoria Espinel, the U.S. intellectual property enforcement coordinator, said in a testimony to the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. "Therefore, China will be a significant focus of our...

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2010-06-23 05:35:00

The United States unveiled a broad new strategy on Tuesday to protect intellectual property such as music, movies and other goods from being pirated, promising to challenge foreign governments that fail to address the matter. "Piracy hurts, it hurts our economy," said Vice President Joe Biden as he released the 61-page plan. "It hurts our health and safety. We need to protect our citizens from unsafe products (such as) counterfeit pharmaceuticals," he said as unveiled the new proposal, which...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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