From Politech, this odd notice of a Chamber of Commerce "Intellectual Property Roundtable" earlier this morning. Members of the press are expressly unwelcome. Very few details are provided.
At first blush, early in the morning, it escaped me what IP could have to do with Homeland Security, but googling for Nancy Sherman-Katzer brought up several articles like this . Counterfeiting products like printer cartridges is widespread, and it is suspected that the ill-gotten gains support terrorism. Yes, your printing habit could be killing more than trees! At least this time it's not the mere act of printing out a copy that's labelled criminal behaviour. I still do not see why they need to exclude the press from this kind of briefing. Maybe it's a small room and they only have enough doughnuts for the lobbyists.
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