Talk to the IP Czar

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Victoria Espinel is the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve in this new position created by Congress in the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008.  Her job is to help coordinate the work of the federal agencies that are involved with stopping illegal behavior related to intellectual property, including copyrights.

To further this goal, she wants to measure the threats to IP and their impact on us.  Her office has requested the public to provide information about the costs and the risks along with suggestions for what the government can do to help.   As a first step, she has issued a notice to the public asking for your input.  More information is available from the Federal Register.  Note that submissions filed in response to this request will be made available to the public by posting them on the Internet. For this reason, do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you have confidential business information that would support your recommendation or that you believe would help the Government formulate an effective enforcement strategy, include that in your submission.  Send your comments by Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 5 p.m. to intellectualproperty@omb.eop.gov.

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