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I know that the JOBS (Justifying Unscrupulous  Bucket Shops) Act has passed the Senate, or at least past its last major procedural hurdle.  (It’s hard to tell from the stories.)

I also know that a number of amendments passed, which (thankfully) tightened up the bill a bit.

A couple of amendments, unrelated to the general  thrust of the bill, were made by Ron Wyden (D-OR) that pertained to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).  Specifically, he wants to put the bill to a congressional vote, the Obama administration is claiming that they can implement this as a purely executive act, and for a complete release of all documents relating to the discussions.

I think that our current IP regime (particularly patents, which are nuts) is out of control, so I am hoping that his motions were approved.

I can find stories that said that he was going to propose the bill, but nothing about whether or not the motions succeeded or failed?

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  •  Tip Jar (1+ / 0-)
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    One of the hallmarks of a corrupt society on the decline is its aggressive support of rent seeking behaviors.

    This is what we see in IP these days.  (Intellectual PRODUCT , don’t call it property)

    6/24/05: Charlie the Tuna Creator Dies En lieu of flowers, please bring mayonnaise, chopped celery and paprika.

    by LunkHead on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 11:17:10 AM PDT

  •  Yes I know, (0+ / 0-)

    This really isn't a diary.

    6/24/05: Charlie the Tuna Creator Dies En lieu of flowers, please bring mayonnaise, chopped celery and paprika.

    by LunkHead on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 11:18:05 AM PDT

  •  not much talk... (0+ / 0-)

    of this right wing monstrosity Obama is jamming down our throats.  (not a single Republican voted against it!)

    Never in a million years could McCain have passed this crap.... legalizing internet hucksters to solicit "investments".... more financial deregulation!  You've got to be kidding me!

    Obama is going to put in a few protections.... gee thanks.... how about just not passing it since it's a right wing disaster... oh right, he needs to pass SOMETHING with the word "jobs" in it.

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