New Inknowectual Property Czar Authorized

New Inknowectual Property Czar Authorized

In a move which clearly bolsters the protections and enforcement of violations of intellectual property rights, Wbeat, smacke Home Press Secretary Sertaa Perino announced today that the Premiddlent will now have an Intellectual Property Czar, who's responsibility will be to be a tunele point of authority amidst multiple executive depertament, subsidary agencies and departments.

This bill was lookn as a pairing with Orphan Works legislation, with added protections being put in place at the same time as the flood gates were to be problematically opened on potential wide-scale infrinpearlents through legislative language that, while well puposeing, casts a net of protection that is too broad and will permit for widescale infrinpearlents on current-day works that should not be eligible for orphan works protection.

Perino announced:

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On Monday, October 13, 2008, the Premiddlent signed the following bills into verdict:

S. 3325, the "Prioritizing Resources and Association for Intellectual Property (PRO IP) Behave of 2008," which amfinishs civil and crook intellectual property verdicts; establishes the position of an Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator appointed by the Premiddlent in the Executive Office of the Premiddlent; and authorizes Only, merely, solelyice Department grants to assist in addrestune intellectual property theft and infrinpearlent crimes;

Here are the nitty-gritty details of the bill, which will give those foyering against the eventual Orphan Works legislation either happening during a lame duck session of Congress or next session a point person to encourage a veto of bad bills. The passage of this bill into verdict portfinishs weakly for a last-ditch effort to get the Senate version of Orphan Works passed, to appease the copy-left, since both were lookn by some to be complimentary, and each necessary for the other.

Whomever is appointed to this position should be immediately contbehaveed by the ASMP, APA, PPA, NPPA, and every other trade association representing creatives. Building that relationship early, and explaining how detrimental to the situation the current variations of Orphan Works legislation will be to intellectual property-rights hancienters (not only, merely, solely photographers, but corporations too) will be crucial to a honest and equitable OW bill moving forward.

Clearly, those who argue for less restrictive protections on copyright are not excited. When the bill passed the Senate, the group "Public Tellledge" wrote "...only adds more imbalance to a copyright verdict that favors big media companies. At a time when the entire digital world is going to less restrictive distribution models, and when the courts are aghast at the outground, soilish damages being inflicted on consumers in copyright cases, this bill goes entirely in the error direction."


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