White House IP Boss: Digital Piracy Costs U.S. Jobs

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“The top White House copyright cop said on Tuesday that
the administration is working aggressively to implement a
wide-ranging strategy to crack down on digital piracy and the flow
of counterfeit goods, saying that protecting U.S. intellectual
property interests is a central pillar of the government’s efforts
to nurse the economy back to health.

“Protection of our innovation and protection of our creativity
is an essential part of our plan for economic recovery,” U.S.
Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel said
in a keynote address here at a policy conference hosted by the
Future of Music Coalition.

“”Protection of intellectual property will increase exports, it
will create jobs,” Espinel said. “Lack of protection is a threat to
our businesses, a threat to our consumers and it is an issue that
unites labor and business, it unites small and large companies, it
unites Democrats and Republicans.””

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