White House Urges Bigger Role For Tech Cos. In Piracy Fight

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT) -- A new White House plan meant to strengthen intellectual property enforcement was unveiled Thursday and calls for search engines, data storage companies and domain name registrars to take a more active role in combating online piracy, among other proposals.

In a statement announcing the Obama administration's 2013 Joint Strategic Plan for Intellectual Property Enforcement, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel said that the government will work with tech companies to best establish practices to curb infringing content.

The aim of the new initiative is to...
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