Public Policy

  • Introducing PAX: the Android Networked Cross-License Agreement

    … other royalty-free patent licenses covering Android and Google Applications on qualified devices. This community-driven clearinghouse, developed together with our Android partners, ensures that innovation and consumer choice—not patent threats—will continue to be key drivers of our Android ecosystem. PAX is free to join and open to anyone. Already…

    The Official Google Blog- 22 readers -
  • Introducing PAX: the Android Networked Cross-License Agreement

    … In Latin, the word pax means “peace.” In the world of intellectual property, patent peace often coincides with innovation and healthy competition that benefit consumers. It is with a hope for such benefits that we are announcing our newest patent licensing initiative focusing on patent peace, which we call PAX. Under PAX, members grant each…

    The Official Google Blog- 20 readers -
  • Resounding support for updating electronic privacy laws

    … Today, the House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387) by voice vote. This is the second year in a row that the House of Representatives has resoundingly passed this bill, which is a testament to its widespread support across the political spectrum. The Email Privacy Act updates the Electronic Communications Privacy Act…

    The Official Google Blog- 13 readers -
  • Reflecting on Google's GNI Engagement

    … available to the public the National Security Letters (NSLs) Google has received where, either through litigation or legislation, we have been freed of nondisclosure obligations. Our goal in doing so is to shed more light on the nature and scope of these requests. We’ve also supported policy efforts to ensure that the privacy interests of non-U.S. persons…

    The Official Google Blog- 16 readers -
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