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Will the US and China share a similar model when attacking
intellectual property pirates online?


from Broadband Census News

A legislative proposal to allow the U.S.' top cop to seize the Web addresses of sites that authorities deem are dedicated to pirating intellectual property bears a remarkable resemblance to a crackdown currently underway in China against online pirates. A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators introduced legislation that would enable the U.S. Justice Department to render inaccessible websites judged to be dedicated to intellectual property infringement. The legislation would enable Justice to seek a preliminary injunction against domain name registrars, which would have to suspend access to the domains hosting infringing material, or that are trafficking in infringing material. The legislation would require the U.S. attorney general to notify the federal intellectual property enforcement co-coordinator of the injunctions, and the coordinator would in turn be required to post the names of the suspended sites on a public website. more


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