The IP Czar cometh

So our soon to be ex-President has gone ahead and created a really lame goverment post. I thought republicans were anti big government? Didn’t this new Czar make government a bit bigger?

the Pro-IP Act, essentially makes being a consumer a crime, yippy!

Techcrunch has a good write up on.

I’m completely opposed to the idea. I think IP should be protected, but I think making everyone feel like a criminal for using their purchased goods how they want, is not the way to go about it.

Not only will laws like this Pro-IP act make pirates more active, but it’ll further hurt innovation, and make purchasing that much more difficult. People will not want to create for fear of whatever DRM is in place making their offering less interesting.

TC has a good point, and I agree. Either candidate in our current election, would really shine in the tech sector if they can ignore the reationary, “If it ain’t broke…” industry lobbyists and guide American IP and copywright law into the current, let alone the next century.


11 Responses to “The IP Czar cometh”

  1. Joshua Cyr says:

    Last year congress mandated a new czar for terror/WMD. White House still hasn’t filled the role yet. By the time someone gets around to doing something, a new law will be made I think. :-)

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/164032

  2. John Wilker says:

    @Josh,

    Well you know. IP is way more important than WMD, and terrorism. I mean IP has the RIAA, and MPAA heading up the complainers list, what’s WMD and terrorism got?

    Gotta love our republican overlords. Business first, country later.

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  9. John Wilker says:

    @Josh,

    Well you know. IP is way more important than WMD, and terrorism. I mean IP has the RIAA, and MPAA heading up the complainers list, what's WMD and terrorism got?

    Gotta love our republican overlords. Business first, country later.

  10. Joshua Cyr says:

    Last year congress mandated a new czar for terror/WMD. White House still hasn't filled the role yet. By the time someone gets around to doing something, a new law will be made I think. :-)

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/164032

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