Tech Groups Call On Obama To Diversify IP Appointees

Law360, New York (April 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A coalition of 19 public interest groups and trade associations has urged President Obama to circumvent potential "overzealous expansion and enforcement of copyright" that can "quash innovative information technologies" by making sure that his future appointments to intellectual property policy posts don't solely represent the interests of the copyright industries.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge and others representing the electronics and telecommunications industries asked the president in a letter Thursday to fill IP policy seats at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Trade...
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