Congressional Anti-Piracy Caucus Formed

Law360 (October 22, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. lawmakers have formed a Congressional Anti-Piracy Caucus to strengthen the intellectual property of U.S. businesses through trade agreements, diplomacy and international aid, the Washington Post reported.

Co-chaired by Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-Va.), Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the 50-member group will tackle ways to deal with open-air markets where bootlegged hard copies of music, films and software are sold.

It will also deal with file-sharing companies that run their businesses from small island nations like Vanuatu to avoid the United States's stronger copyright laws.

Members of the group will push the Bush...

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