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Death by Copyright-IP Fascist Police State Acronym

Death by a thousand IP cuts1

  • IP – Intellectual “Property”
  • RIAA – Recording Industry Assocation of America
  • MPAA – Motion Picture Association of American
  • USPTO – US Patent and Trademark Orifice
  • EPC – European Patent Convention
  • CAFC – Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (patent appeals)
  • ICE – Immigrations, Customs and Enforcement
  • ITC – International Trade Commission (blocks imports that infringe patents)
  • UTSA – Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • NET – No Electronic Theft Act
  • EEA – Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (trade secrets)
  • CFAA – Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • PATRIOT (IP aspects)
  • DMCA -Digital Millenium Copyright Act
  • OCILLA – Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act (not to be confused with Sarah Palin’s home town, Wasilla)
  • TDRA – Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006
  • PCT – Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • CTEA – Copyright Term Extension Act
  • WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization
  • GATT – General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • WTO – World Trade Organization
  • TRIPS – Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
  • PRO-IP – Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008
  • COICA – Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act
  • NIPRCC – National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
  • IPEC – U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
  • ACTA – Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
  • CETA – Canada-EU Trade Agreement
  • SOPA – Stop Online Piracy Act
  • PIPA – Protect IP Act
  • IPPAIP Attaché Act
  • OPEN – Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act
  • RWA – Research Works Act
  • TPP – Trans-Pacific Partnership; and TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership)
  • PCIPProtecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011
  • ITU2
  • CISPA – Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act3
  1. I list here only IP-related agencies/statutes/treaties, and only those with acronyms. For more info, including non-acronym statutes and treaties, see The Mountain of IP Legislation; SOPA is the Symptom, Copyright is the Disease: The SOPA wakeup call to ABOLISH COPYRIGHT. []
  2. See The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom  []
  3. update: see also Jeff Tucker, National Security and Your Digital Data  []
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