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Daoud Kuttab

Jerusalem/Amman, Jordan

Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist. He was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States. Mr. Kuttab is the former director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University in Ramallah, Palestine and the founder of AmmanNet, the Arab world's first internet radio station. His personal web page is www.daoudkuttab.com. Close.

Daoud Kuttab

Jerusalem/Amman, Jordan

Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist. He was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States. more »

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April 30, 2008 9:22 AM

Israel's IPR Irony

The Current Discussion:Software and media piracy costs U.S. businesses as much as US$58 billion a year. Will the U.S.'s anti-piracy report announced last week do any good? If not, what will?

It is ironic that Israel -- the country with which the U.S. has a "special relationship," the country with which the U.S. shares so many "values," the country with which the U.S. shares the Judeo-Christian ethos with that includes Thou shalt not steal -- is among the top seven countries that are stealing from America's creative talent. But unlike China and Russia, the U.S. has a number of vices against Israel, including the fact that the U.S. contributes to Israel at least $3 billion in no-questions-asked, direct military and civilian aid and much more in tax-deductible contributions. Wouldn't it be fair if the U.S. would deduct some of its losses in intellectual property from some of this undeserved generosity of the American taxpayers?


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