The Senate Judiciary Committee this morning confirmed Victoria Espinel to be Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in the White House. Next up, she'll appear before the full Senate
She was first nominated by President Obama in late September. Congress created the Copyright Czar position in 2008 to target the rise in pirated and counterfeited movies, music and
If confirmed, which is expected, she'll also play a key role in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which several countries, including the U.S., are in the midst of negotiating. In 2005, Espinel was the top trade negotiator for
intellectual property at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Here's some background from Wired.