Welcome

BY CCIA Staff
January 5, 2010

Welcome to the Innovation Policy Post, CCIA’s forum for news and debate about intellectual property issues.

We will use this blog to share our thoughts, and get yours, on patent and copyright law. We’ll also highlight abuses of those laws that range from ridiculous to damaging and illustrate the need for patent reform and 21st-century copyright laws. As you can see from the navigation bar, we intend to gradually add other innovation issues to the discussion, like competition policy and telecom issues. ?Innovation is essential to America’s ability to compete in the global economy, and government policies need to reflect an awareness of how the world has changed. CCIA has been an important voice in those discussions for years, and the Innovation Policy Post will help us both add to the debate in a new format and give other people a voice.

Our goal is to create a civil but robust dialogue on innovation and obstacles to it. We’ll leave the legal mumbo-jumbo to the legal blogs, though we’ll undoubtedly be linking to their work periodically because their insights are valuable.  We look forward to the discussion.

(CCIA members wholeheartedly believe the Internet adds great value to policy debates. At the same time, we are aware of its limitations. We want to protect the anonymity of people who desire it, but we don’t want anonymity to be used as a shield for bad behavior.  With that in mind, you can join the Innovation Policy Post community by registering anonymously, but you will have to provide your actual name and a real e-mail address behind the scenes.)

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