Copyright Alliance Picks Time Warner Lawyer To Head Up Its Lobbying Efforts
December 20th, 2010
The Copyright Alliance on Monday named Sandra Aistars as its executive director. Aistars succeeds the group’s Founder Patrick Ross, a well-respected Washington, D.C. technology journalist who left earlier this year to return to writing.
From the Department of Bogus Statistics: Measuring the Impact of Piracy and Fair Use
Intellectual Property, International, Patents, Trademarks, Transparency
April 29th, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2010 – Measuring the impact of the U.S. legal doctrine of “fair use,” which enables online activities such as search, limited copying, sharing, ripping, mixing and burning might seem impossible, but not to the trade group the Computer & Communications Industry Association. The group released a study saying it has measured the “Economic Contribution of Industries Relying on Fair Use.”
Content Groups Link Copyright Infringement to Net Neutrality Rules
Copyright, Net Neutrality
December 8th, 2009
December 8, 2009 – The Songwriters Guild of America is the latest intellectual property-focused group weighing into the debate about whether the government should take steps to regulate internet access to support so-called Net neutrality principles. The group claims that the rules, which have been proposed by the Federal Communications Commission, would create a legal safe harbor for copyright invasion.
Broadband People Column: Victoria Espinel Confirmed For Top Intellectual Property Post
Broadband's Impact, Copyright, Premium Content
December 4th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 4, 2009 – The Senate has confirmed Victoria Espinel to be the first U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.
Her job will be to craft the nation’s next intellectual property strategy. Though former President George Bush created the position of U.S. Coordinator for International Intellectual Property Enforcement and filled it with Chris Israel, the intellectual property czar has been elevated to a White House position under President Obama.