White House Issues Proposals For IP Legislation 15/03/2011 by Intellectual Property Watch 3 Comments Print This Post The Obama administration today issued a series of recommended legislative changes to further beef up domestic intellectual property rights protection, including boosting criminal punishment of pharmaceutical counterfeiters and those engaged in “economic espionage,” increasing wiretapping, making infringing online streaming a felony, and giving more powers to customs officials. The legislative proposals were issued by Victoria Espinel, the IP Enforcement Coordinator, and a summary is available here. The proposals were praised by major rights holder groups and non-governmental group Public Knowledge in Washington, DC. Related Articles: New White House IP Advisory Committees Elevate IP Enforcement To Highest Level US Business Calls For IP Enforcement “Surge”, Seeks New Legislation This Year IP And The White House: What Happens With IP Issues After The US Presidential Election? "White House Issues Proposals For IP Legislation" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.