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Friday, July 22, 2005

Anti-Piracy Chief?

President Bush announced today that he is appointing Chris Israel to the new senior-level position of Anti-Piracy Chief. Israel will be tasked with "fighting global intellectual-property piracy and counterfeiting". Basically sounds like this guy is going to be the inside man for the RIAA and MPAA.

Also from the Washington Post article:
China -- where 90 percent of music and movies are pirate copies -- will be a chief priority

Do we really need a Anti-Piracy Chief? I mean, if the main focus is going to be on China, why not just appoint this guy deputy ambassador or something and have him work directly with the Chinese?

Washington Post: Bush Creates Post for Anti-Piracy Chief

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