Wednesday, January 21, 2009

IP Czar Update: BSA's Neil MacBride out of the running (but lands on his feet)

Above the Law's David Lat reports that Neil MacBride, Vice President, Anti-Piracy and General Counsel at the Business Software Alliance and previously one of the leading contenders for White House IP Czar, will instead be named Assistant Deputy Attorney General. (UPDATE: it's actually "Associate," not "Assistant.")

So just as Obama-era DOJ employees will not be able to get away with downloading music on Kazaa, neither will they be able to install bootlegged copies of Word on their PCs. Congrats to Mr. MacBride. And to the Obama team, which seems to be paying the copyleft no heed at all.

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