House Follows Senate In Giving The President A Copyright Czar

from the priorities,-people dept

While failing to do much of anything (other than fingerpointing) to deal with the economic crisis we're facing, the folks in the House did spend some time easily passing the ProIP bill that the Senate passed last week. So, now we just have to wait for the President to sign it, and the entertainment industry gets their own person in the White House whose job it is to prop up their business model. Hell, if Wall St. gets one of those, why not the entertainment industry?
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Filed Under: copyright czar, intellectual property, white house


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    bikey (profile), 30 Sep 2008 @ 5:04am

    copyright czar

    Now that the financial industry has tanked, IP is really the only thing sustaining US economic hegemony. Expect fastracking of Anti-Counterfeiting trade agreement, stronger lobbying of EC Commission to pass IPRED2 and more pressure at home to facilitate criminal prosecution. Combine with DHL increasing its surveillance through laptop and document searches and what have you got?

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