President Bush has, according to this Reuters article, created a new senior-level position to fight global piracy and counterfeiting of American products and appointed Chris Israel, an assistant to Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. A major focus is on reducing piracy in China. Snippets:
Bush has tapped Chris Israel, currently deputy chief of staff for Gutierrez, to head up the administration's anti-piracy efforts. China -- where 90 percent of music and movies are pirate copies -- will be a chief priority.
"Frankly, our goal is to reduce (China's piracy levels) to zero," Gutierrez said. He declined to specify a timetable, but acknowledged it could be a lengthy effort.