Sens. Seek Private Sector Help To Curb Internet Piracy

Law360, Washington (September 17, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT) -- Two U.S. senators urged the entertainment industry and other stakeholders on Tuesday to participate in public-private partnerships to combat the ever-growing Internet piracy market as a new study unveiled dramatic increases in infringing bandwidth in the last two years.

Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., both decried the “rapid rate” at which Internet piracy continues to grow and the negative effects the activity has on the U.S. economy, job creation and innovation.

“The problem with online piracy is real. It's weakening today's economy,” Hatch...
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