Revolving Door: US Copyright General Counsel Joins Music Industry

 Continuing the revolving door tradition between the United States government intellectual property and trade officials and the industries they represent, David Carson, general counsel of the US Copyright Office, will join the top international music industry association in September. Carson will assume a role of influencing policymakers in drafting legislation to protect and promote copyright. His is latest in a series of moves blurring US industry and government lines, and extending to the (UN) United Nations.

 Carson will become the head of global legal policy at IFPI (the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), the London-based international association of the recording industry.

 Carson will join IFPI on 24 September, according to an IFPI release. He will report chief executive Frances Moore and will “help coordinate the organisation’s outreach to policymakers worldwide,” IFPI said.

“At IFPI, Carson will coordinate the recorded music industry’s legal policy strategy worldwide, working with governments, lawmakers, other industries and international organisations on a wide variety of copyright issues, including the need to achieve robust legislation to help tackle online piracy and establish a sustainable digital music market,” it said.

 Carson, a frequent participant in negotiations at the World Intellectual Property Organization, has served as general counsel at the Copyright Office since 1997, with a term as associate register for policy and international affairs in 2007-2008.

“He has been involved on behalf of the United States government in virtually every significant copyright law and policy matter in the past 15 years,” IFPI said.

 Carson came to the Copyright Office from a career in private practice in film industry centre Beverly Hills, California, and New York. He graduated from Harvard Law School and Stanford University, as well as international studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Carson is only the latest in a series of moves involving US officials with deep ties to the copyright industry.

 Earlier this year, Shira Perlmutter left the top global legal policy post at IFPI to become the lead official for international affairs at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

 Perlmutter filled the post at USPTO after Albert Tramposch returned to the private sector at the American Intellectual Property Law Association in Washington, DC.

(see IP-Watch coverage here and here.)

 Examples of US industry-policymaker ties also extend to WIPO. This summer, Michele Woods was named director of the Copyright Law Division for the Culture and Creative Industries Sector for the next two years. Woods came from the US Copyright Office, and before that was an industry lawyer representing clients such as major league sports.

 Other WIPO officials from the United States have come from strong industry backgrounds as well. On the patent side, the top WIPO official for patents and global issues, James Pooley, was a long-time industry lawyer.

 And in the newest twist, WIPO this year has brought on a top lawyer from US-based Intellectual Ventures, Matthew Rainey, to oversee the new innovation division. Intellectual Ventures is a multi-billion dollar non-practicising entity, sometimes referred to as a patent troll, which is expert at buying up IP and defending it.

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You go girl, expose that crap, now its a social networking issue.

So, what... this is a highly technical law area and there are very few people qualified to manage copyright law... I guess you are concerned that your video copyrights will be stolen... don't... they won't be... believe me..

So what, you sound like Obama...

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Like Dah.. you have no idea what you are talking about... none.


US Copyright Office and global legal policy at IFPI, sold America out to the UN Global Migration Compact. It is not to late, Music Artist are waking up and refusing to deal with them.

Perhaps you can tell us all how the IFPI has anything to do with the UN Global MIGRATION COMPACT... The IFPI has nothing to do with global migration.

IFPI CLAIMS it is the voice of the recording industry worldwide. They claim to represent the interests of 1,300 record companies from across the globe. IFPI is a not-for-profit international organization registered in Switzerland. They have offices in London, Brussels, Hong Kong, and Miami, plus a representative office in Beijing.  57 Countries maintain IFPI affiliated national groups or music licensing companies. 59 Markets have IFPI member companies, operating to protect its member's intellectual property rights. They are not a government organization or directly affiliated with the UN, EU or any other government institutions... they certainly have no direct impact on Global Migration.

IFPI's Mission is to:
Promote the value of recorded music.  Including, Its economic value in creating growth, jobs, and investment, and its cultural value to society and in people’s lives.  Campaigning for the rights of record producers they work to make sure that the rights of their members, who create, produce and invest in music, are properly protected and enforced.

Expanding the commercial uses of recorded music... Working to help their members license and generate commercial value for music through every available channel across the world.

What The IFPI does... it works to bring together experts from different departments, countries, and continents in support of their mission. IFPI’s senior executives: Plácido Domingo became honorary chairman of IFPI in July 2011

Read more IFPI_org 
IFPI has some 1,300 member companies in 59 countries.

For More on IFPI see:

The IFPI has nothing to do with the UN Migration Compact... they work as a non-profit PRIVATE institution for the advancement and protection of its member's intellectual rights... thru various means including recommending and working for copyright, trademark and other forms of legal protection for the rights of its members.

How some here get wrapped up over such things is beyond ridiculous... it is insanity. The IFPI is not a threat to the US... and with everything else going on is hardly something the general public should be concerned over.

(UN) United Nations Agenda = Control = Money + IFPI + a corrupt US Government + Music Artist + Diplomacy Is A Lie = Globalist Opinions, by Bankers.

LMAO Mr. Nelson

By now Hank you should have no more A** to laugh off.  Your intellectual contribution to the discussions here lacks any substantive value...  other than to report that your A** is rapidly becoming a non-entity... other than your inability to stop laughing... what have you contributed?

Let me tell you not you me, this is what will happen, if Trump fails.

 Over 1 million men and women of the underground, will purge them and we will migrate them to Islam but as**ss naked. This is all ready in the works.

 So, keep up your globalist opinions, I like it when members here see your support for globalist.

 Blog on man...LMAO at the dam* system. I would stay and have a bit of fun with your negative opinions, so, have fun man.




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1 Billion Dollar Net Worth!!! Oberlin College Claims Poverty To Avoid Paying Punitive Damages To Gibson’s Bakery

Although IRS reports show the university is worth around $1 billion, Oberlin College still claimed poverty to avoid paying punitive damages to Gibson’s Bakery.

As Breitbart News reported this week, the far-left Oberlin College lost a defamation case filed by Gibson’s Bakery after a local jury found the university liable for falsely accusing the family bakery of racism.

The jury ordered Oberlin on Friday to pay Gibson’s $11.2 million in compensatory damages for defamation and intentional interference with a business.

Legal Insurrection reported on Thursday that “the jury awarded a total of $33 million in punitive damages, which will probably be reduced by the court to $22 million because of the state law cap at twice compensatory.”

Legal Insurrection has been following the case for two years — since the beginning — and reports that the school’s only defense against a sizable punitive award is to pretend it is poor, despite holding assets that amount to a billion — with a “b” — dollars and despite paying some of its staffers more than a half-million dollars a year:

Oberlin College was so hellbent on getting the message out that their cash liquidity was in such dire straits — as the eight-person jury was figuring out if they wish to add $22.4 million to the school’s legal verdict bill — that they brought out the school’s president, Carmen Twillie Ambar to the stand to tell that part the story.

“We’ve created deficits … and over the next ten years, if this continues, that is unsustainable and we will not exist,” Ambar told the jury. She even indicated the school’s grants — about $60 million a year from the school, and lots of students get those scholarships as only 10% of them pay the full $70,000 a year — were important to preserve as “the accessibility of education” was a key component of the school’s purpose.


The college has more than $1 billion in funds and net assets according to the latest IRS 990 form, an endowment fund that had grown from $440 million to $887 million in the last 20 years, and because of its non-profit status, pays no taxes on any property it owns.

It also had 18 members of their administration making more than $100,00 a year. The president and chief financial officer of the school were both making more than $500,000 a year.

Grifters gonna grift…

The day after Donald Trump won the presidency, this nutball school apparently decided to take out its impotent woke-rage on this poor bakery, which has been part of the Oberlin community for more than a century.

It all started when three Oberlin students (who would later plead guilty in a plea deal) attempted to steal bottles of wine.

The proprietors caught the students and, while attempting to hold them until police arrived, were allegedly roughed up by the shoplifters. But because the students are black and the proprietors white — and with no respect for due process or facts — Oberlin staffers and students decided some vigilantism was in order and did everything in their considerable power to destroy this local bakery forever, to smite it off the map.

Classes were canceled so hundreds of students could protest in front of the small store while enjoying free food and drink, courtesy of the school. School staffers handed out fliers that basically described the family-owned bakery as the local branch of the KKK.

As a result, the bakery had to lay off almost all of its employees and barely avoided bankruptcy.

In the end, the three shoplifters said race had nothing to do with what happened.

For those of you interested in incurring $200,000 in debt before you even enter the workforce, it looks as though you can major in Mob Justice at Oberlin.


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