Lord Triesman

Lord Triesman (Labour Peer)

Lord Triesman gave a keynote speech at the Virtual Worlds Forum mp3

2008-02-15 - ars technica - UK ISPs don't want to play umpire to "three strikes" rule
Author: Nate Anderson
Summary: With the UK considering ways to implement a "three strikes and we pull your Internet access" policy, ISPs have become increasingly unhappy about the prospect of becoming judge, jury, and executioner. ISPA, the British ISP association, told the BBC today that the group strongly objects to being more than a "mere conduit." ... Lord Triesman, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Innovation, Universities, and Skills, has been overseeing the proceedings and sounds more than happy to legislate should voluntary negotiations fail. Somewhat ironically, Triesman is a "former radical and communist," according to The Guardian, who was once suspended from the University of Essex for disrupting a talk given by a defense researcher.
2008-01-15 - OUT-LAW - Government piles file-sharing pressure on UK ISPs
Summary: The government turned up the heat on internet providers today, warning that laws to force disconnection of illegal filesharers are already being drafted for a parliamentary debut in November. Lord Triesman, the minister for intellectual property, said that if ISPs can't agree a voluntary scheme with the music and film industries by the end of summer, he will press Gordon Brown to introduce legislation in the next Queen's speech.
2007-11-27 - Social Market Foundation - Lord Triesman's speech
Summary: The subject being discussed today - intellectual property rights and consumer rights - couldn’t be more appropriate. Stories relating to intellectual property rights appear almost daily in the news, and often in the context of controversy: an important means of protecting creators is in danger of becoming a source of apparent frustration for many consumers in the digital age.
2007-10-26 - The Register - UK minister pledges policing for Second Life
Author: Joe Fay
Summary: UK government minister made a virtual pledge to police virtual worlds this week, as the problems of the real world are increasingly reflected in the likes of Second Life. Lord Triesman, talking at the Virtual Worlds Forum in London, flagged up a number of "causes for concern" that would need government input to control. The list was a familiar one, featuring child pornography, ID fraud, money laundering, and copyright infringement.
2007-10-24 - BBC Radio 4, iMP - Chris and George at the Virtual Worlds Forum
Summary: In the interview Lord Triesman calls for a more active role for Internet Service Providers in identifying breaches of intellectual property rights, and says that "where people have registered music as an intellectual property ... we will be able to match data banks of that music to music going out and being exchanged on the net." Blogger and digital rights activist Cory Doctorow was at the conference and told us that Lord Triesman's comments were 'misbegotten'.
2007-10-24 - BBC News - Anti file-sharing laws considered
Summary: The UK government could legislate to crack down on illegal file-sharers, a senior official has told the BBC's interactive PM show and blog. Lord Triesman, the parliamentary Under Secretary for Innovation, Universities and Skills, said intellectual property theft would not be tolerated. "If we can't get voluntary arrangements we will legislate," he said. The comments could prove controversial with privacy advocates and internet service providers. Lord Triesman called on internet service providers to take a "more activist role" in the problem of illegal file sharing .... "For the most part I think there are going to be successful voluntary schemes between the creative industries and ISPs. Our preferred position is that we shouldn't have to regulate," he said. ... While he said that the government had no interest in "hounding 14-year-olds who shared music", it was intent on tracking down those who made multiple copies for profit. "Where people have registered music as an intellectual property I believe we will be able to match data banks of that music to music going out and being exchanged on the net," he said. "We have some simple choices to make. If creative artists can't earn a living as a result of the work they produce, then we will kill off creative artists and that would be a tragedy."
2007-09-06 - OUT-LAW - UK and US offices team up to accelerate patent prosecution process
Summary: The US and UK patent offices have agreed to share and recognise each other's patent examination reports under a new deal. The offices hope that the deal could save significant application time for would-be patent holders. ... "The Patent Prosecution Highway agreement between the UK-IPO and the USPTO will enhance the operational efficiency of both agencies and improve patent quality," said Lord Triesman, parliamentary under secretary of state for intellectual property and quality. "The agreement will help to efficiently and effectively safeguard inventors' intellectual property and help to stimulate innovation on a national and international scale." Triesman said that the aim of patent offices was to create a wide ranging network of such agreements. "The PPH helps both offices in their goal of stimulating and rewarding invention and innovation and is a further step towards a global patent prosecution highway network," he said. "Our collective goal is to reduce duplication of work, speed up processing, and improve quality," said Jon Dudas, director of the USPTO. "This pilot project with the UK builds on work with the Japanese Patent Office, and contributes to a more rational international patent system."