(David Mack) In all the excitement over International IP day
we almost missed one of the best presents of all!
As her contribution
to a day of reflection on the importance of protecting and responsibly
distributing content, White House IP Tsaritsa shared her own ideas on plans for updating IP enforcement.Three months ago, Espinel started her tenure in the Obama
Administration by asking
for public feedback on what is right and wrong with IP policy.
She got what she asked for, with submission pouring in from, ”the semi-conductor industry, tractor manufacturers, all facets of the music industry —from the recording studios to publishers, composers, and performers — the apparel industry, cement manufacturers, product safety certifiers, pharmaceutical companies, aerospace industry, labor unions, movie industry, cell phone manufacturers, software companies, car part suppliers, internet auction sites, biotech companies and many more.
Even better, Espinel was good enough to post all responses on the White House website here. Hit the link to read specific complaints, including those from upset authors and the Consumer Electronics Association.
If you’re feeling ambitious, you might like to tackle this
submission from Mr. Adams Carl who feels confident that updating our IP
system is, “essential to restoration from the sorry doomsday
plight path that the entire world population is on toward total destruction of
all human life.”
So there, who said IP law was dull.