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In 2012, the United States charged Kim Dotcom, and his affiliates, with conspiracy to commit copyright infringement and profit from copyright infringement committed via Megaupload, and sought his extradition to the United States pursuant to the existing bilateral extradition treaty between the United States and New Zealand (i.e., Extradition (United States of America) Order 1970).
Please review the following:
The use of blockchain has been promoted as a way to protect intellectual property.
Review the following:
Human rights, medical ethics and intellectual property have been featured in literature and film. In 2010, Rebecca Skloot, wrote a non-fiction book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which was adapted into a TV movie.
Please read the book or watch the TV movie. Answer the following questions:
Before class, have students review the following documents, which offer a counter-perspective on intellectual property rights:
Divide the class into groups. In these groups, have the students argue either for the maintenance of intellectual property rights or against the maintenance of intellectual property right.