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Victoria Espinel

So, now we even have an IP-Czar (how about "Czarina", at least? Ah, the foreign languages ...).

Good, or bad? No idea. I looked around the web and could not figure out why Ms. Espinel is the appropriate person for this job. Visiting Assistant Professor at George Mason and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property is not exactly a lot, but one never knows ... Oh, right, she is also the president of some lobbying group working to empower Americans to obtain the full benefit of their creativity and ingenuity. That sounds like a program, indeed.

Anyone out there has any idea about her views, writings, previous actions taken, professional experience and knowledge of the matter?

Mine is just plain curiosity: a Czarina is supposed to be a very powerful person, after all, so it would be nice to have some track-record somewhere.


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a Czarina is supposed to be a very powerful person

Considering the last Czarina brought Rasputin into the Russian inner circle, to the ruination of the country, I'm not sure Ms. Espinel would appreciate that title :)


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