Tag: intellectual property theft

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Tom Cruise has made more than a little bit of money as an actor. For which Cruise has to thank genetics, astronomical-odds-beating luck – and rigidly protective copyright laws. These Intellectual Property (IP) statutes protect the movies in which Cruise appears.  Thereby ensuring said flicks are (mostly) commercially available in formats on which he and…

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Many countries – most especially Communist China – subsidize their domestic products that are then sold on the global market. This isn’t free trade. Some countries – most especially Communist China – intentionally subsidize to such an extent they sell their domestic products on the global market at a loss. This isn’t free trade.  And…

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It is becoming more than a mite tiresome – dealing with the knee-jerk, talking-point-screeching alleged “free traders.” Who oppose President Donald Trump attempting to alter the ongoing, rolling nightmare mess that is this country’s global trade policy. The US has spent the last half-century-plus – cutting trade deals that cut our own throat. Nigh every…

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In the great Aaron Sorkin based-upon-real-life movie “Charlie Wilson’s War” there is a brief yet very apt exchange between Texas Representative Charlie Wilson and CIA agent Gust Avrakotos: Wilson: “No, I don’t understand…because I’m stupid.” Avrakotos: “No, you’re not stupid – you’re just in Congress.” In the area of pharmaceuticals and their national and international…