The first daughter's company continues to win foreign trademarks in China and the Philippines, adding to questions about conflicts of interest at the White House.
Donald Trump's lack of understanding about Chinese culture—and the need to save face at all costs—increases economic risk for America.
China's president promises to cut auto tariffs and make other concessions aimed at defusing a dispute with Washington that investors fear could harm the global economic recovery.
Alfred de Zayas, the United Nation's independent expert on the promotion of democratic and equitable international order, said the Trans-Pacific Partnership "is fundamentally flawed and should not be signed or ratified unless provision is made to guarantee the regulatory space of [s]tates."
What WikiLeaks claims to be the full intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership appears to give countries greater power to stop sensitive information from going public.
With the simple dictum "don't be evil" as its motto, the Internet software giant Google -- which ranked as the third-highest lobbying spender in the tech industry in 2010 -- wages an aggressive image and relations campaign with an international public, and its strategy is evolving. (more)
Is there a social consequence to the increasing numbers of consumers who expect to get information and entertainment for nothing? Can there be too much of a good thing? "Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age” by Steve Knopper provides a useful autopsy.
While not to be confused with piracy on the high seas, a Swedish court has ordered that the four founders of The Pirate Bay, the most renowned file-sharing Web site on the Internet, should be jailed for one year after being found guilty of breaking copyright law. All this for a site that provides user-submitted links to media, not storage of the media itself.