Tech Industry Raises Concern Over Protect IP Act
By William New, Intellectual Property Watch on 14/10/2011 @ 3:55 am
Several US trade associations representing the high-tech and communications industries raised concerns this week about a bill in Congress that would boost the US government’s ability to take down websites over fears of intellectual property infringement. The tech industry groups argued the bill could have a negative impact on the economy and jobs.
At issue is S. 968, the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PROTECT IP). The bill was introduced earlier this year (IPW, US Policy, 15 May 2011 ).
In a 12 October letter  [pdf] to key members of the House and Senate, the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), and the NetCoalition, asked for stakeholder meetings to discuss the bill.
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URLs in this post:
 IPW, US Policy, 15 May 2011: http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/2011/05/15/sounding-the-alarm-return-of-us-legislation-against-global-%e2%80%9crogue%e2%80%9d-websites/
 12 October letter: http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/N-PROTECT-IP-letter-FINAL.pdf
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