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house Bill H.R. 7036

Should Companies Like ZTE That Steal Intellectual Property Face Export Controls?

Argument in favor

Economic growth and innovation are undermined by intellectual property theft and patent infringement. Businesses that don’t abide by IP law shouldn’t be allowed to continue conducting business and getting ahead of the competition through dirty tactics.

Tooluser1's Opinion
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12/07/2018
Thieves should never prosper. <Looking directly at Congress>
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Lionman's Opinion
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12/07/2018
IP theft is one of the biggest problems with China.
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Adam's Opinion
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12/07/2018
End the stupid trade war and crack down on these intellectual cyber crimes
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Argument opposed

The Commerce Department is already actively addressing patent issues and intellectual theft. Individual companies are also vigilant about their own IP, filing cases in court and pursuing other remedies — such as royalties — for patent infringement.

Paul's Opinion
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12/07/2018
I’m sorry, but the deal killer is the removal of the requirement for an aggrieved plaintiff to prove irreparable harm. In the context of foreign corporate espionage it sounds good, but it endangers fair use and ignores the Edison effect. We CAN fight foreign corporate espionage without gutting rights for smaller developers and artists.
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Chickie's Opinion
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12/07/2018
As this reads, it sounds like it’s a good plan. However, this act will enable and enforce big business ~ even more than they are. As this is already being addressed by the Commerce Department, (the agency tasked to control such issues), why another act? Is it to say ‘we really, really mean it’ vs ‘we really mean it’? There is so much waste in our government, both waste of money and waste of time.
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KansasTamale's Opinion
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12/07/2018
The removal of the requirement for an aggrieved plaintiff to prove irreparable harm is s must. It covers foreign corporate espionage well, but fair use is in danger and it does nothing to protect from the Edison effect. We Must fight foreign corporate espionage, BUT WE CAN’T take away smaller developers and artists rights. Seems to me the TTP covered this. Trump did away with it because it was an Obama idea. Reinstate the TTP.
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      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedOctober 5th, 2018

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Title

Zero Tolerance for Electronics Theft Act

Official Title

To amend title 35, United States Code, with respect to actions for patent infringement, and for other purposes.

    Thieves should never prosper. <Looking directly at Congress>
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    I’m sorry, but the deal killer is the removal of the requirement for an aggrieved plaintiff to prove irreparable harm. In the context of foreign corporate espionage it sounds good, but it endangers fair use and ignores the Edison effect. We CAN fight foreign corporate espionage without gutting rights for smaller developers and artists.
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    IP theft is one of the biggest problems with China.
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    End the stupid trade war and crack down on these intellectual cyber crimes
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    As this reads, it sounds like it’s a good plan. However, this act will enable and enforce big business ~ even more than they are. As this is already being addressed by the Commerce Department, (the agency tasked to control such issues), why another act? Is it to say ‘we really, really mean it’ vs ‘we really mean it’? There is so much waste in our government, both waste of money and waste of time.
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    The removal of the requirement for an aggrieved plaintiff to prove irreparable harm is s must. It covers foreign corporate espionage well, but fair use is in danger and it does nothing to protect from the Edison effect. We Must fight foreign corporate espionage, BUT WE CAN’T take away smaller developers and artists rights. Seems to me the TTP covered this. Trump did away with it because it was an Obama idea. Reinstate the TTP.
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    This bill may be useful to stop cybercrime by foreign companies- perhaps a number of initiatives could be considered.
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    H.R. 7036 AKA the ZTE Theft Act No By All Means, Why The Heck Not.......ZTE? I support and recommend the passage of HOUSE Bill H.R. 7036 AKA the ZTE Theft Act — which would remove the requirement that certain covered entities prove they were irreparably harmed when seeking preliminary injunctions in civil actions for patent infringement. It’d also make covered entities eligible for export privileges only if they maintain an export eligibility account and certify to the Attorney General that they have entered into license agreements with the U.S. persons that own patents they’re using, will abide by U.S. law, and won’t engage in cyber espionage or the theft or misappropriation of intellectual property or trade secrets on their own behalf or to benefit foreign countries. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👨‍⚖️👩‍⚖️👍🏻. 12*7*18.....
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    I am all for stopping China from stealing IP, but patent laws need completely re-hauled. Right now they favor big business and harm independent small business artists. This bill strengthens existing patent laws. Stop China without hurting small businesses and artists.
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    DUH ! Stop hiring Chinese nationals as employees.
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    Actions must have consequences.
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    Yes, as I have said numerous times. In my travels to mainland China, they have entire malls or multi floor stores called “Copy” stores. That everything from electronics to clothing & software, all of which is counterfeit. Every time we send machines to China for manufacturing they hold them I. Customs to reverse engineer the newer technologies. A blatant rip off of intellectual property.
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    Apparently, what is now being done doesn't work. Get tougher!
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    Export controls should be on any country that steal!
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    They don't receiver export control alrdy?
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    How do you prove theft? Has any US company ever stolen anything?
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    I don’t like “Because I said so” legislation. Prove harm or it didn’t happen.
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    They should also face million dollar fines and long jail sentences. Get tough on white collar crime!!
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    If ZTE is breaking the law, enforce it. No need to make things more complicated.
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    Yes
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