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Climate Change Treaties Suddenly Become Less Of A Priority Once The IP Status Quo Is Threatened

I don't intend to use this forum to get into the debate over global warming/climate change. My personal views on the subject have been aired elsewhere in the blogosphere.

However, it should be noted that the Democratically controlled U.S. House recently voted by large margins to oppose any global climate change treaty that weakens the IP rights of American "green technology." This effectively demonstrates where the true priorities have been all along with regards to the "climate change" issue.

Details here.

(I note that the House is 'Democratically controlled' merely to help illustrate the fact that IP protection currently has well entrenched bipartisan support among the political establishment - overriding more partisan divides that might otherwise take place concerning environmental legislation. I have no doubt that this particular vote would have been the same had the Republicans been in control.)


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