House Hearing To Address "Massive" Copyright Theft

Law360, New York (November 2, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Congressional hearing Thursday will explore ways to protect the entertainment industry from rampant piracy through emerging digital devices, congressional aides say.

The hearings were prompted by the failure in federal court earlier this year of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in implementing anti-piracy technology, according to Joseph Gibson, press secretary for Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the committee scheduled to hold the hearing.

The entertainment industry worries that continually-improving technology will make it easier for infringers to steal high-quality copies of copyrighted material, reproduce...
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