DOJ Kicks Off Campaign To Snuff Out IP Theft

Law360, Washington (November 29, 2011, 7:00 PM EST) -- Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday launched a public education campaign in conjunction with the National Crime Prevention Council, seeking to crack down on intellectual property theft by discouraging consumer demand for counterfeit and pirated goods.

The program would include television, radio, Internet and print ads, all aiming to make consumers aware of the potential health, safety and economic consequences of allowing the market for counterfeit consumer goods and pharmaceuticals, illegal downloads, and other pirated materials to thrive, officials said.

“Make no mistake: IP crimes are...
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