Bill To Crack Down On Piracy Clears Calif. Senate

Law360, San Diego (April 27, 2012, 7:06 PM EDT) -- The California Senate on Thursday approved a piece of legislation that seeks to overturn a California appeals court decision in order to clarify the standard for restitution in cases involving bootlegged movies and music, as part of an effort to strengthen state piracy law and keep the entertainment industry from losing billions of dollars.

The state Senate voted 36-0 to pass S.B. 1479 by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, that would make restitution available in cases involving the possession of fraudulent recordings intended for sale and...
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