Intellectual Property: What Are Consumers Saying?

Intellectual Property: What Are Consumers Saying?

American Consumer Institute
Thursday, July 25, 2013
12:00 to 1:30 PM
2322 Rayburn HOB

Intellectual property (IP) rights are being challenged by widespread theft associated with counterfeiting and the trafficking of pirated goods, which, by some estimates, contributes to hundreds of billions of dollars of economic loses. While some point to health and safety risks for consumers, others see only modest consumer risk and fear that stricter enforcement of IP rights could result in overly burdensome regulations. Join Steve Pociask, president of the American Consumer Institute, as he presents the results of a new consumer survey on IP issues. What do consumers think about IP protection and the economic impact of IP theft? He will joined by a panel of experts as they discuss policy perspectives and potential solutions.

Study Presented by Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer Institute

Panel Discussion:

  • Todd McCracken, President of the National Small Business Association
  • Timothy Lee, Senior Vice President of the Center for Individual Freedom
  • Sandra Aistars, Executive Director of the Copyright Alliance (Tentative)
  • Dr. Joseph Fuhr, Jr., Professor, Widener University and ACI Senior Fellow (Moderating)

*** The event is open to the public and lunch will be provided ***

For more information or to RSVP please contact Steve Pociask at [email protected]