Tuesday December 13, 2016

White House Joint Strategic Plan For Intellectual Property Enforcement

I don't want to be a wet blanket but I think we all know how government funded projects like this end up. I predict that, by the year 2020, piracy will be even higher, millions of tax dollars will be wasted and politicians will be trying to convince us that even more money is needed to "win."

"This Strategic Plan represents a ‘call to action’ for all nations آ– as well as international organizations, industry, educational institutions, and consumer protection and public interest groups آ– to provide forward-thinking leadership and a collaborative approach to combating illicit IP-based activities," said White House IPEC Daniel H. Marti. "Together, we can enhance our enforcement programs and policies for the modern era, and ensure that collective efforts to curb illicit trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, online commercial piracy, trade secret theft, and other acts of IP infringement are maintained as a top priority."