House Unveils Bill To Criminalize IP Violations

Law360, New York (July 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bill aimed at clamping down on intellectual property violations by making infringement a federal crime has made its way to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Steven Chabot (R-Ohio) introduced the Intellectual Property Enhanced Criminal Enforcement Act of 2007, which is based on a proposed bill that was championed by U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, on July 24, when it was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

The bill differs in some way from the Intellectual Property Protection Act, which was introduced into...
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