Thursday, November 10, 2005

Justice Dept. pushes stiffer antipiracy laws

CNET "WASHINGTON--The Bush administration on Thursday announced 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 here 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. "

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