DOJ Rejects PRO IP Bill Provision
Chloe Albanesius. DOJ Blasts New ‘Copyright Czar’ Bill. PCMag.com. Dec. 13, 2007. In last week’s edition of Clippings, we focused on the proposal in the PRO IP bill that would create a Cabinet-level copyright czar. Apparently, so has the Department of Justice, the agency most likely to be affected by such a proposal, calling this idea “ill-advised.” The more the entertainment and content lobbies wish to get DoJ involved in copyright enforcement, the more the agency seems to resist. And after all, why would the White House need another position to promote these industries’ copyright agenda? The U.S. Trade Representative already does this quite nicely, courtesy of its annual Special 301 review.
(Editor’s Note: Copycense editors originally commented on this article in the Dec. 18, 2007, edition of Copycense Clippings.)
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