Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Specter Spectre

Sen. Arlen Specter's defection to the Democrats could be interesting for IP people.

He is said to like big pharma, which has a large presence in his state of Pennsylvania.

He was a bull on the IP Czar(ina) position and getting the FBI more involved in enforcement.

But he is bear on ACTA.

In other words, a "loose cannon" on IP.

Here's what Techdirt has to say about him.

The times in the USA just got a lot more interesting. Specter has always been interested in IP and it's possible that a subcommittee could be put in place to give him some scope.


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