President Obama’s Choice for ‘Piracy Czar’ is Cozy With Hollywood

This week the White House nominated an entertainment industry lawyer to be the new "piracy czar." The job's main function is to coordinate intellectual property enforcement efforts at various federal-level government agencies. The new czar will be Danny Marti, who replaces Victoria Espinel; she left last year to take the reins of lobbying group, The Software Alliance, or the BSA.

Critics argue that, much like the previous czar, Marti's tenure will be one-sided due to his past affiliation with the entertainment industry. In other words, he will likely spend a lot of time taking down web sites that traffic in pirated goods, and do little or nothing to address abuses of the currently broken copyright system.

Marti still needs to be confirmed by the United States Senate. Maybe they can get some answers from him on this important subject before they rubber stamp his appointment.

Source: GIGA OM

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