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in that agreement provides a solid framework for addressing copyright in NAFTA.
Finding balance in copyright is essential, for U.S. companies' products and services depend on advancing the interests of
both rights holders and innovative content
creators, while ensuring the free and open
internet already enshrined in U.S. law.
E-commerce platforms, cloud services,
cybersecurity testing services, streaming
services, text and data mining tools,
machine learning, a vibrant entertainment
industry and other innovations are possible because the U.S. has a strong and balanced copyright framework - one that
both protects new artistic creation and
enables innovation. These technologies
drive U.S. exports and support American
jobs from agriculture to manufactured
goods, and lower market entry barriers for
small businesses to reach global markets.
A balanced approach to copyright protections is good for businesses and supports American jobs. Industries that rely
on balanced copyright employ 18 million
U.S. workers and facilitate the export of
$368 billion in goods and services annually according to the Computer &
Communications Industry Association,
Fair Use in the U.S. Economy: 2017. This
figure could increase if NAFTA secures the
right protections for all parties.
As negotiators continue their efforts to
modernize NAFTA, provisions agreed to
in the TPP on the digital economy, internet, and a balanced approach to copyright
should lay the groundwork for success in a
continued, updated, NAFTA 2.0.

D RO N E N E WS

Keeping
Drones
in Flight

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ecause Texas introduced more detrimental drone
legislation this past session than any other state,
and in an effort to promote a more harmonized landscape of legislation, CTA organized a group of companies
to showcase the innovative and positive work being done by
drones. To highlight the many benefits of drone technology,
on November 14, CTA held a drone demo event in Austin for
Texas legislators and lawmakers.-By Nathan Trail
At the event 14 companies ranging
from Fortune 500 companies to
local startups demonstrated how
they are using drones to reduce traffic
emissions, respond to natural
disasters, aid search and rescue missions, reduce traffic and vehicle
emissions, inspect infrastructure for
utilities, help farmers manage
crops, make dangerous jobs safer
and more efficient, deliver medical
supplies and aid, and enable newsgathering and filmmaking.
Attendees came from the Texas
House and Senate, the Governor's
office, the Lieutenant Governor's
office, the Texas Attorney General's

office, and representatives from the
Austin Fire Department. The event
also received coverage from local media
outlets. The demo brought together
Texas legislators to interact with drone
companies to better understand the
benefits of drone technology and the
need for pro-innovation legislation in
the state and nationwide.
The event capped with presentations
from Intel and DroneSense about their
mission to use drones in a positive way,
and how lawmakers can help foster this
thriving industry in Texas. CTA and the
drone industry are excited to continue
working with Texas lawmakers to help
the drone industry fly!

INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION SCORECARD DEBUTS AT CES 2018

26

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018

Union on a total of 26 indicators
across 13 categories. The
results prove that innovation
thrives in countries that embrace
disruptive technologies, promote civil and economic
liberties and foster a diverse
and talented population.
After a comprehensive
evaluation, we assigned each
country into one of four categories: Innovation Champion,
Innovation Leader, Innovation
Adopter and Modest Innovator.

In our top tier, Innovation
Champions are global leaders
pursuing national policies that
encourage innovation, creativity
and new ideas. Their policies and
attitudes can serve as an example
to other countries seeking to
improve their innovation climates
when it comes to drones, selfdriving vehicles, sharing economy and much more.
Innovators, policymakers and
business leaders can look to the
scorecard as they work toward

designing pro-innovation policies, investing in new ideas and
encouraging diversity.
Next year, we will add even
more countries to CTA's
annual scorecard.

GO ONLINE: See what's
trending by following
CTA.tech/internationalscorecard during
CES 2018 to view the final
scorecard results.
I T I S I N N O VAT I O N

Klaus Hoffmann/Alamy Stock Photo

CTA is unveiling the inaugural
edition of its International
Innovation Scorecard on Jan. 9
at CES 2018. This annual report
is a tool for innovators, policymakers and business leaders to
gauge a country's progress
on innovation-friendly policies.
The International Scorecard
builds on the success of CTA's
annual U.S. Innovation Scorecard,
which debuted in 2015.
In 2018, CTA evaluated
50 countries and the European


http://cta.tech/internationalscorecard http://cta.tech/internationalscorecard

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