Justice Department Takes Aim At Copyright Infringers

Law360, New York (November 11, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is cracking down on copyright infringers, proposing a bill that would allow prosecution of those who even attempt to illegally copy music and movies.

The bill would also impose harsher sentences on repeat offenders and force convicted copyright infringers to pay restitution to the holders of the copyrights they violated.

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales introduced the bill at the “Stopping the Fakes” anti-piracy summit held by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, saying that it is part of a Department of...
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