First Copyright Czar heads to full Senate vote

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 software.

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.