CreativeFuture Commends Amin Nomination for White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (MESA)

CreativeFuture has issued a congratulatory statement regarding Vishal J. Amin, senior counsel on the House Judiciary Committee, on his nomination as the next White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. Congress created the post in 2008 to better organize the government’s enforcement of intellectual property rights, which occurs across more than a dozen federal agencies.

“Vishal J. Amin’s experience in domestic policy, along with his knowledge of intellectual property law, make him well-suited to coordinate the government’s effort in combating piracy,” CreativeFuture CEO Ruth Vitale said. ‘As global piracy becomes ever more insidious and harmful to the creative communities, the office of the IPEC plays a vital role in ensuring the effectiveness of the U.S. Government’s enforcement efforts. More than 5.5 million Americans depend on copyright alone for their jobs, and we encourage the Senate to move expeditiously to fill this post.”

The IP coordinator has also played a critical role in brokering voluntary agreements between the creative community and internet players in hopes of trying to curb online copyright infringement by cutting off illegal profits.

Vitale added, “We look forward to partnering with Mr. Amin on initiatives that support the fundamental right of creatives to be fairly compensated for their work.”