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State of the Net Conference: Rooting Out Online Copyright Pirates with COICA

January 18, 2011
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ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro will be participating in a COICA panel at the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee's 7th annual State of the Net Conference.  The panel, "Rooting Out Online Copyright Pirates with COICA: Will It Work?," will be a focused discussion on measures specifically dealing with online copyright infringement through legislation, most notably Senator Leahy's “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act.” Included will be an educational background on what law enforcement measures exist and how they are invoked legally and technically. These measures include seizing and removing domain names from the Internet's directories, instructing ISPs to block certain Web addresses from their users, prohibiting advertisers from displaying ads related to these offshore miscreants, and stopping credit card companies from processing their transactions. The discussion will also include the policy implications of such measures and the unintended consequences.

  • Daniel Castro, Sr. Analyst, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
  • Dan Kaminsky, Chief Scientist, Doxpara
  • Andrew Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • David Sohn, Sr. Policy Counsel, Center for Democracy & Technology