Proposed IP Protection Act Sparks Controversy

Law360, New York (June 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While its aim is to clamp down on intellectual property infringement, a U.S. Department of Justice proposal to criminalize attempted violations and harmonize different areas of the law has met with resistance from experts and advocates who say that without accounting for nuances in IP law, the measure could have a chilling effect on innovation.

The Intellectual Property Protection Act, a bill that has been introduced into Congress almost every year since at least 2005, resurfaced in May, when the DOJ proposed it in a letter...
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