Originally Posted by John Eppstein So the members of the quango have what expertise? It seems to me that their expertise is in protecting the pirates and the interests of the ISPs that cater to them.
Chair and members:
Professor Ian Hargreaves holds the chair of Digital Economy at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and Cardiff Business School.
As a distinguished academic, journalist and public servant, he has held senior positions at the BBC, Financial Times, The Independent, and New Statesman.
He was a founding non-executive board member of the Office of Communications (Ofcom) and an executive board member, and Director of Strategic Communications at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
• Tom Loosemore has launched innovative internet services and has held senior positions in major media organisations, including BBC, Channel 4 and Ofcom. He worked on Martha Lane Fox's recent review of Government websites.
• Roger Burt is the IP Law Counsel for IBM in Europe. He brings a business background to the panel with particular expertise in patents.
• Professor David Gann is Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College. He has worked in the private sector as well as academia with a focus on the innovation process in organisations and how it is changing.
• Professor James Boyle of Duke Law School is an expert in intellectual property law, open source production processes and new digital business models.
• Mark Schankerman is a Professor of Economics, London School of Economics, Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance (LSE) and at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His research interests include R&D, innovation, and intellectual property rights.
Important - Terms Of Reference:
Identification of barriers to growth in the IP system, and how to overcome them;
How the IP framework could better enable new business models appropriate to the digital age.
The Review will make recommendations on:
How the IP system nationally and internationally can best work to promote innovation and growth in the 21st century with a view to setting the agenda for the long term;
What short and medium term measures can be taken now within the international framework to give the UK a competitive advantage.