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Patents and … terrorism?

You can’t make this stuff up.

WIPO Defied UN Sanctions To Give Computers To Iran… For Its Patent System (Wink, Wink)

And, on the rogue IP agency front, Mexico’s IP Office Surprised Its Congress By Signing ACTA, And Now Hopes To Win Their Support. As Masnick notes: ” This move still has the US’s fingerprints all over it. The US needed some sort of “win” for ACTA these days, and coming so soon after the US allowed Mexico to enter TPP negotiations, it’s hard not to think that there was some horse trading going on here.”

See also related posts on IP Imperialism.

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