For the Obama administration, digital piracy and other forms of intellectual property crimes are a pocketbook issue. That’s according to Victoria Espinel, the nation’s first intellectual property enforcement coordinator.
Espinel, speaking at a conference hosted by the Future of Music Coalition, outlined the administration’s broad-ranging efforts to protect intellectual property, noting the ongoing negotiations with U.S. trading partners to craft a multilateral agreement that some digital-rights groups warn might overstep. But the world should know shortly, with the final draft release of the controversial ACTA accord expected out this week, according to Espinel. Datamation has the story.