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MPAA Says Voluntary Anti-Piracy Initiatives Aren't Enough

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT) -- The movie industry warned the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday that recently implemented private agreements aimed at reducing online piracy were not a “panacea” and hinted that tougher copyright laws are needed.

The Motion Picture Association of America was responding to the USPTO's request for comments on so-called voluntary initiatives like the Copyright Alert System — an arrangement between the entertainment industry and major Internet service providers that sends warnings to infringers and can even reduce Internet speed for repeat offenders.

The MPAA told...
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