The IP CZAR Victoria Espinel has posted an update of her recent work on the White House blog. It looks good for those of us that want to see balance restored to copyright policy.
Over the last few months, I have met with big technology companies that make sophisticated hardware and network systems as well as early stage companies that are just in the process of getting off the ground, all of which are hurt by IP infringement.
I also sat down with those who want strong defenses and exceptions to intellectual property liability, including academics across the country, or consumer rights organizations. I met with Internet companies that organize information and help our citizens find out what they want to know about the world today and connect people around the globe, and Internet auction sites that allow consumers to buy what they want at the price they want, all of which are affected by our enforcement efforts.
This is great news too often the copyright policy has been made while ignoring the need for innovation and user rights exceptions. Now if they would just let people comment on the blog. Read the whole post at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/05/19/hearing-america-intellectual-property