White House Issues Proposals For IP LegislationPublished on 15 March 2011 @ 8:30 pm
Intellectual Property Watch
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.