- Report on private sector "voluntary" agreements to combat counterfeiting and piracy:1) Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (jointly established by American Express, Discover, eNom, Facebook, GoDaddy, Google, MasterCard, Microsoft, Neustar, PayPal, Visa and Yahoo!);2) Joint initiative by AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon along with music labels and movie studios to voluntarily reduce online piracy;3) Creation of best practices by payment processors such as American Express, Discovery, MasterCard, PayPal and Visa to withdraw payment services for online sales of counterfeit and pirated goods; and4) The Association of National Advertisers' and American Association of Advertising Agencies' joint leadership pledge not to support online piracy and counterfeiting with advertising revenue (see MPAA's report about the issuance of this pledge);
- Of the 20 legislative recommendations made in the Administration's March 2011 White Paper on Intellectual Property Enforcement Legislative Recommendations, seven of them have become law.
The USPTO simultaneously issued a request for public comment about Voluntary Best Practices to curb online counterfeiting and piracy. A summary of the Notice and its components can be found here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=PTO-C-2013-0036-0001; the actual Federal Register Notice is here: http://www.regulations.gov/contentStreamer?objectId=09000064813341ca&disposition=attachment&contentType=pdf. According to the Notice, comments must be submitted by July 22, 2013.
The first Strategic Plan was announced in 2010. Prior Privacy and IP Law Blog posts about the IPEC and other IP enforcement initiatives/updates can be found here: IPEC.