SnapDragon has been recognised for encouraging women into STEM at the AccelerateHER Awards. The awards, which were held on International Women’s Day (8th March), and organised by Investing Women had over 190 entries across two categories, Ambition and Growth.
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has recently ruled that posting hyperlinks to copyright-protected works published without their author’s consent can, sometimes, constitute copyright infringement. The ruling aimed to strike a ‘fair balance’ between protecting the interests of copyright holders and the fundamental rights of internet users by specifying that only knowingly linking to infringing works, in a commercial environment, amounts to infringement. That infringement will only have occurred when the person publishing the works was both aware of the infringement and operating in a commercial environment
‘Drug counterfeiting is not a problem of intellectual property. It is first and foremost a problem of public health. This is a fundamental point. The problems of intellectual property may exist, but they are secondary to the problems of public health.’ The words of Prof. Amor Toumi, Advisor to the World Health Organisation (WHO), recall how the specificities and magnitude of issues raised by counterfeit medicines go beyond the sphere of intellectual property rights. Each year, fake medicines cause the death of 800.000 people, most of them in Africa. According to the OECD, 75% of counterfeit drugs come from China and India and half of these products transit through Dubai to mask their origins. They are then marketed all over the world; developing countries are the primary targets, but due to the expanding online market of fake drugs, the problem has become universal.