India's case is proof that the intellectual property regime, when properly applied, can work for the poor as well as the rich. The decision by the country's Supreme Court has created a giant legal footprint for others to follow.
Nobody should be left behind; nobody should lose voice service; and every American, including people of color, should experience the opportunities that are possible in the all-IP world we are entering now.
Last month, audiovisual content rights holders announced the new Copyright Alert System, a.k.a. "Six Strikes" that they and ISPs have put in place to discourage peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted files. Good luck!
Front-page news this week that Chinese cyber hacking may have been sanctioned by the Chinese military has once again drawn significant attention to the critical need for the United States to step up the protection of its intellectual property.
Move over Obama. A bipartisan group of lawmakers has come up with their own jobs plan by way of oppressive Internet regulations that would create thousands of new, high paying jobs for attorneys as well as government workers and Internet censors.
While there are a number of lawyers and others in the White House and elsewhere with a more balanced view of copyright, having so many recording industry lawyers concentrated in the Justice Department is particularly troubling.