39 State AGs Take On Tech Pirates

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 1:40 PM EST) -- International software piracy is a serious economic problem that distorts competition and costs the United States billions of dollars in lost jobs and wages.

In October 2011, 39 state attorneys general (AGs) signaled a commitment to take intellectual technology piracy, including software piracy, seriously by writing a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, announcing a plan to use state laws to prosecute manufacturers who use stolen intellectual technology (IT) to engage in illegal anti-competitive behavior.

The letter also asked the FTC to use its authority and...
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