Japan to extend copyright period on works including novels and paintings to 70 years on Dec. 30

10-Dec-2018Japan Times The copyright period on works such as novels and paintings in Japan is set to be extended to 70 years after the authors’ deaths, from the current 50 years, as part of legislation to approve the TPP.

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En el marco de visita de Roger Waters al Ecuador, habla Pablo Fajardo

7-Dec-2018 KolectiVOZ DigitalEntrevista con Pablo Fajardo, abogado ambientalista de los demandantes a Chevron Texaco en Ecuador, quién nos cuenta sus actuales preocupaciones sobre el caso.

Texts of agreements

31-Oct-2018  | Netherlands model investment agreement (Oct 2018) As released by the Government of the Netherlands
28-Oct-2018  | EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements (Aug 2018) As published by the European Commission
1-Oct-2018  | United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement text (2018) As published by the Office of the US Trade Representative
19-Sep-2018  | China-Korea FTA As released by the Ministry of Commerce, China


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