Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Top Senate IP staffer Susan Davies to White House Counsel's office; another poke in the eye to the copyleft?

Susan Davies, Chief Counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is moving down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House as Associate Counsel to the President, bringing yet another IP expert -- on the good side! -- to the Obama Administration. Prior to taking the top staff job on Judiciary, Davies was Minority Counsel to the IP Subcommittee, whose ranking member was Sen. Leahy. While C&C isn't familiar with Ms. Davies' personal views on the subject, one suspects they aren't too far from those of her former boss, who is one of copyright owners' staunchest Hill allies and even filed an amicus brief helpful to the plaintiffs in the Grokster case.

Another poke in the eye to the copyleft?

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