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Cablegate: Call for Nominations for Combating Internet Piracy Workshop

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD KIPR ECON EN
SUBJECT: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR COMBATING INTERNET PIRACY WORKSHOP
IN TALLINN, MARCH 23-24, 2010

1. This is an action request for Embassies Moscow, Helsinki,
Stockholm, Riga and Vilnius, and Consulate St. Petersburg. Please
see paragraph 5.

2. Embassy Tallinn and the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
will host a two-day regional workshop on combating internet piracy
on March 23-24, 2010, in Tallinn, Estonia. The target audiences for
this event are prosecutors and police involved in combating
internet piracy. The conference will feature practitioners from
USPTO, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of
Investigation and industry representatives. The workshop will offer
a forum for sharing best practices between the United States,
Russia, Nordic and Baltic Countries and industry on this rapidly
increasing form of intellectual property rights (IPR) violation.

3. The workshop will cover issues such as collection and forensic
examination, analyses and assessment of electronic evidence,
strategies for successful search and seizure of electronic evidence
and prosecuting internet piracy. The conference will also focus on
international cooperation and collaboration with industry. The
training will also include an interactive case study.

4. Thanks to USPTO funding, Embassy Tallinn will be able to fund
airfare, hotel expenses and per diem for four officials (preferably
two prosecutors minimum) from each action addressee Embassy and two
officials from St. Petersburg. USPTO has also agreed to cover
travel expenses of one officer or LES responsible for IPR issues
from each addressee post. (Note: Since USPTO regulations do not
allow covering lunches and coffee breaks, the abovementioned items
will be deducted from per diem to cover the conference lunches and
coffee breaks. End note). The workshop will be conducted in English
with simultaneous English-Estonian and English-Russian
interpretation provided.

5. Action Request: Action addressee posts are invited to send
nominations of four host government officials (two candidates for
St. Petersburg) via email to Embassy Tallinn Economic Officer Brian
Frere (FrereBM@state.gov) and Economic Specialist Taimi Alas
(Alast@state.gov) by Feb 8. Nominations should include name, title,
description of nominee's position as it relates to internet piracy,
and contact information including email address. Several nominees
will be asked to participate in expert panels and discussions;
therefore nominees should be prepared and able to share their
experiences relating to combating internet piracy.
POLT

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