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House Panel Passes False Identity Bill

Law360 (May 14, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A House of Representatives panel has passed legislation that would bring an additional seven-year prison sentence for registering an internet domain name under a false identity while committing a copyright or trademark felony.

The Fraudulent Online Identity Sanctions Act, sponsored by Reps. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, and Lamar Smith, R-Texas, was passed Thursday by the House Judiciary Committee.

“The government must play a greater role in punishing those who conceal their identities online, particularly when they do so in furtherance of a serious criminal offense or...
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