United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel, often referred to as the "IP Czar" will be the keynote speaker for CISAC's World Copyright Summit taking place in Brussels next week (June 7-8).
The two-day summit organized by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), takes place June 7 and 8 in Belgium at the Square Brussels Meeting Center in Belgium. This year's conference is conceived around the theme of "Creating value in the digital economy: Create - Connect - Respect," which is, in part, a reference to the challenges CISAC faces in making sure the 3 million creators its societies represent are adequately compensated for their work.
Victoria Espinel would seem the perfect person to speak to these challenges. Within her first two years in this newly-created position ( she was appointed by President Barack Obama in September 2009 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December), Espinel outlined aggressive tactics for combating copyright tactics including prison time for intellectual property crimes.