Justice Dept. Proposes Stronger Copyright Penalties
“The Bush administration announced on Thursday that it is lobbying for new laws that would bump up criminal penalties for pirates, expand criminal prosecutors’ powers and punish anyone who ‘attempts’ to infringe a copyright.
“Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, speaking at an antipiracy summit in Washington, DC hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the Department of Justice recently submitted to Congress a ‘legislative package’ aimed at toughening up intellectual-property enforcement amid evolving technology.”
Anne Broache. Justice Dept. Pushes Stiffer Antipiracy Laws. News.com. Nov. 10, 2005.
Public Knowledge. Public Knowledge Statement on Justice Department Proposals. (Press Release) Nov. 10, 2005.
Public Knowledge. Section by Section Analysis of Intellectual Property Protection Act. No date.
U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary. Intellectual Property Protection Act. (Draft Proposal) No date.
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