Stop43.org.uk stopped Commercial Orphan Works Exploitation in the UK Digital Economy Bill Clause 43






“One of the problems that we have had is insufficient protection for intellectual property rights” - Barack Obama

The White House blog written by Victoria Espinel, the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, makes interesting reading:

My job is to help protect the ideas and creativity of the American public. One of the reasons that I care about this is because I believe it is enormously important that the United States remain a global leader in these forms of innovation – and part of how we do that is by appropriately protecting our intellectual property.

We at Stop43.org.uk couldn’t agree more. We wish to protect all intellectual property - both individually and corporately-owned. Overall, the Digital Economy Bill makes great efforts to protect corporately-owned intellectual property. What a pity is does so at the expense of hours, and in such a conclusive fashion.

Ms. Espinel’s blog concerns itself mostly with risks to the public from counterfeit goods. We’re concerned by risks to users of “orphan works” of litigation from their US owners. Amongst other things.