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Iraq Failing to Protect Intellectual Property Rights

By John Lee. The United States has criticised Iraq, among other countries, for its failure to protect intellectual property rights. In its recently-published 2022 Special 301 Report, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) says stakeholders continue to report notable levels of piracy through Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) and illicit Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) apps in […]

Earthlink to use Nokia solution to improve coverage

Earthlink to use Nokia's GPON solution to improve coverage in Iraq's eight governorates¬† Earthlink Telecommunications will use the Nokia solution over eight governorates/provinces in the country with high-speed and quality fixed access services to over 1.5 million subscribers, as part of one of the largest Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) projects awarded in the country. Earthlink will use […]

Discussion on Digital Rights and Digital Security in Iraq

UNAMI and Iraqi Network for Social Media hold roundtable discussion on digital rights and digital security in Baghdad UNAMI, in cooperation with the Iraqi Network for Social Media (INSM), organized a roundtable on digital rights and digital security in Baghdad on Tuesday. This provided for the first time a platform for dialogue among Iraqi authorities, […]

Ericsson Shares Slide Further on New Iraq Revelations

By John Lee. Shares in Swedish telecom company Ericsson have again fallen sharply, following further disclosures about the its conduct in Iraq, and concerns that it had not cooperated fully with the US Department of Justice. In a statement on Wednesday, the company said: "On December 6, 2019, Ericsson entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement […]

US put Iraqi Firms on Piracy List

By John Lee. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has included Iraqi companies on its newly-released 2021 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy (the Notorious Markets List). The Notorious Markets List highlights online and physical markets that reportedly engage in or facilitate substantial trademark counterfeiting or copyright piracy. "The global […]

Ericsson to Review Investigation into Compliance in Iraq

By John Lee. Swedish telecoms company Ericsson has said it is reviewing its investigation into past compliance concerns in Iraq. In a press release, the company said: "Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has received questions from media regarding past compliance related matters in Iraq. It appears media will focus on the conduct of business in unstable regions […]