2012 Farm Bill - Trade Agenda in Congress - "IP Czar" Report - Domain Suffixes Expansion

March 10, 2011
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Join us this week on Capital Thinking with host Kevin O'Neill as he speaks with Nicole Silver, who will forecast the 2012 Farm Bill and key issues to watch as the House and Senate Agriculture Committees prepare for reauthorization. Next, what is the timetable for trade in 2011? Frank Samolis and Scott Thompson will guide us through the trade agenda in Congress, particularly pending free trade agreements and related legislation. Then, Deborah Lodge returns to discuss the important highlights in the first annual report by Victoria Espinel, the government's "IP Czar." The report recognizes that the protection of intellectual property is vital to the country's security and economic growth, and recommends an increase in government resources in this regard. Finally, the Web as we know it will be transformed if top level domains (i.e., .com, .org, etc.) are opened for sale to the right bidder (i.e., .music, .yournamebrandhere, etc.). Susan Billheimer joins us to analyze several scenarios that may result if domain name suffixes are expanded.

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