Colombian Court Axes US Trade Pact Copyright Protections

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 6:30 PM EST) -- A court in Colombia has reportedly struck down part of a law meant to implement the copyright protection provisions of a trade agreement between the South American nation and the U.S., finding the bill had been passed through improper procedures.

With a 5-2 vote on Wednesday, the Colombian Constitutional Court threw out portions of the bill — which intended to put in place certain intellectual property protections associated with a U.S.-Colombia trade pact — on procedural grounds, according to a report in El Pais, a Colombian...
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