In COVID Fight, nonprofits ask White House for IP waivers


By Andrew Karpan (September 28, 2021, 9:06 p.m. EDT) – The Electronic Frontier Foundation and others call on the Biden administration to support a temporary waiver of intellectual property protections on COVID-19 vaccines that includes laws on copyright which cover algorithms used in mRNA vaccine technology and software used by Medtronic ventilators.

Legal protections copyright law offers to works used to make vaccines as well as medical devices used in the treatment of COVID-19 were the subject of a letter to the U.S. representative’s office on Monday. at Commerce Katherine Tai. After a massive lobbying war, Tai announced in May that she would support the World’s efforts …

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