Monday, October 15, 2012

United Nations: The Dictator's Friend

These transfers of sensitive technology by WIPO have been the object of considerable wrangling between congressional investigators and WIPO’s Australian chief, Francis Gurry, since George Russell of Fox News broke the story this past April. When the committee invited three WIPO senior staffers to testify at a briefing in July, Gurry refused permission to two of them: his senior adviser Miranda Brown; and WIPO Deputy Director General James Pooley, an American lawyer specializing in intellectual property law, and the highest-ranking American currently employed at WIPO. The third potential witness, Moncef Kateb, head of the WIPO Staff Association, received Gurry’s permission to testify, but declined, with his attorney citing fear of retaliation by WIPO
Maybe it's just me, but that sounds like these clowns have something to hide.

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