Victoria Espinel

White House Copyright Czar Steps Down

Victoria Espinel, the nation's first copyright czar, stepped down from her role four years after she was confirmed as the U.S. intellectual property enforcement coordinator. Her last day was Friday.

Ad Nets Adopt Best Practices to Stop Online Piracy

Google, Yahoo and six of the nation's largest ad networks have committed to a set of best practices aimed at stopping online piracy and counterfeiting by cutting off the flow of ad revenue to rogue sites.

White House Pushes More Voluntary Actions to Protect IP

The White House intends to reach out to search engines, data storage services, and domain-name registrars to adopt a set of best practices for protecting U.S. intellectual property. The action item was one of many outlined in the Administration's 98-page annual report on IP enforcement.