E.U. Proposes Stiffer Penalties For Counterfeiting And Piracy
The proposed measures apply to all types of infringement of intellectual property rights. Under the proposal, all intentional infringement of an intellectual property right on a commercial scale, and attempting, aiding or abetting and inciting such infringements would be treated as criminal offences.
The Commission reserved the harshest penalties – four years of imprisonment – for organized crime and...
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