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New information added on August 9, 2008

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"National Wildlife Federation Admits Piracy and Pays $350,000 For Copyright Infringement" News Release - March 2, 2005
The National Wildlife Federation has admitted to pirating the copyrighted work, The First Forest, by children's book author John Gile and has paid $350,000.00 to terminate civil copyright litigation in Federal Court.

March 2001:
"Federal Courts Put Napster in Line with Copyright Law"

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In-Depth Information

  • Raymond Keating"Small Business and Private Property Rights" - By Raymond J. Keating, Chief Economist, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, Washington, D.C. and Columnist, Newsday, Long Island, New York; Eleventh Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y., October 13, 2007)
    Local zoning often is a tool of special interests to force small businesses to give up. Government uses its power of eminent domain for economic development for well-financed entities at the expense of small business. During the past 100 years, government has lost respect for private property owners when developing sports stadiums, which used to fit around private property. In addition, it should be more recognized that intellectual private property rights protect the interests of small businesses, not just "big pharma."
  • "U.S. Private Property Rights Under International Assault" - By Lawrence A. Kogan, Esq., Institute for Trade, Standards and Sustainable Development, Presented at the Tenth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights, Albany, New York, October 14, 2006, sponsored by the Property Rights Foundation of America
    Left-leaning foreign governments, activists and academics are waging a campaign against the American free market, private property, and science and economics-based regulatory systems. The non-scientific Precautionary Principle, which has assumed regulatory status in Europe, means banning whole classes of products, substances and activities from entering the marketplace if it is merely possible, absent any scientific risk analysis, that they or the processes used for their manufacture might cause uncertain health or environmental harm sometime in the future.
  • John Gile"Successful Copyright Defense against the National Wildlife Federation"-By John C. Gile, Author and Publisher, Rockford, Illinois. Speech to the Ninth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y., October 22, 2005)
    The National Wildlife Federation pirated John C. Gile's copyrighted children's book, The First Forest, and distributed it to 547,000 homes, libraries, and schools. "Remember, copyright, intellectual property, is the driving force for our nation's economy," said John Gile, who is seeking Justice Department prosecution of criminal violations of the Constitution's copyright provision.

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