Last updated: April 22, 2009 - 8:49am
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke provided one of the Obama administration's strongest statements on content piracy at the Business of Show Business symposium in Washington. "Efforts to effectively address the problem of IP theft will require collaboration among government and industries across borders," Sec Locke said. "By working cooperatively, we can ensure that the United States remains the leading producer of entertainment. And, importantly, we also can ensure that we remain a leader in developing cutting-edge solutions to the growing problem of Internet piracy. I will pledge to you today that the Commerce Department will be a partner for you in devising ways to improve the security of your products." That was music to the ears of content providers looking for administration help in fighting online piracy in an age where digital copies are just a click away.