This blog highlights Copyright, Fair Use, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, and 'Open' Movement areas—Open Access, Open Data, Open Source, Open Education, Open Science—explored in the "Intellectual Property and 'Open' Movements" and "Information Ethics" graduate courses I teach at the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information. -- James "Kip" Currier, PhD, JD
Monday, March 6, 2017
The day of Trump toilets and condoms in China may have just ended. Here's why that's controversial; Los Angeles Times, March 6, 2017
Some analysts believe investors, wary about the delicate relationship between China and the U.S., will veer away from anything bearing Donald Trump’s name. But two chief ethics lawyers under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama argue China could still use Trump’s ties to his family empire to influence policies.
They’re part of a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York that alleges the president’s foreign business connections violate the Constitution.
“We should be seriously concerned about Mr. Trump’s ethical standards,” [Haochen] Sun [director of the Law and Technology Center at the University of Hong Kong and a specialist in intellectual property law] said. “The registration carries the message that Trump is still doing business.”