The Copia Institute and the Center for a New American Security are working together on an ongoing project to facilitate better communication and collaboration between Silicon Valley and Washington. In this, our first publication from the project, we report the results of an exploratory study into key issues of shared concern and ways to promote better dialog, based on personal interviews and an online survey of subject matter experts, policy leaders, academics, technology executives, and consultants.
The report was written by Loren DeJonge Schulman, Alexandra Sander, and Madeline Christian and includes a detailed explanation of our methodology, findings, and future plans — as well as our six key lessons for success in building collaboration between the government and the technology industry.
The full report is available as a PDF and embedded below.
Last month over at Techdirt, we noted that the new IP Enforcement Coordinator, Danny Marti, is now accepting comments for the administration’s next “Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement” plan. While I know it’s easy to roll your eyes at participating in these things, in years past we sent in comments and were pleasantly surprised to see the resulting plan actually take many of those comments into account, and turn out to be something that was mostly reasonable. We do have some concerns about Marti, given that the comments he’s made to date seem to reflect a very… one-sided view of copyright enforcement. However, we’re hopeful that he’s open to evidence and reason. Below are the comments that we’re submitting, much of which was based on the Carrot & Stick research report we released last week. If you’d like to submit your own comments, all the details are here. The deadline is today, October 16th.