The web page for the Berkeley workshop on the Google Book Settlement is here. Much of the documentation about the settlement is available here. http://thepublicindex.org/
The agreed upon twitter hash tag seems to be: #gbsfia Continue Reading
In May 2009, at the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) 18th session, the governments of Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay formally tabled a proposal to WIPO endorsing the World Blind Union’s Treaty for Reading Disabled Persons.
According to this report from Pro Publica, the contract with a firm hired to make contracts public, is highly redacted.
Clay Johnson, the director of the Sunlight Labs  project at the Sunlight Foundation , called the level of redaction in the documents remarkable.
According to this August 15 report in the New York Times by David Kirkpatrick, drug companies pressed DLA Piper to fire Dick Armey, because Freedom Works, a group chaired by Dick Armey, was opposing the health reform legislation that PhRMA now backs. Continue Reading
In an August 14, 2009 article in the LA Times, Tom Hamburger provides yet another installment in the ongoing disclosures about a secret White House deal with PhRMA on pharmaceutical pricing.
The rollcall for the biosimilars vote in on the Internet here. Based upon the count released by the committee, voting for the Eshoo Amendment were 26 Democrats and 21 Republicans. Voting against were 1 republican (Deal) and 10 Democrats. One Republican did not vote. I have bolded the Nay votes.