[A2k] IP Enforcement Coordinator White Paper with 20 Recommendations to Congress

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Wed Mar 16 07:19:46 PDT 2011


IP Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel has issued a white paper
that lists 20 recommendations to Congress.  These include - increasing
the U.S. Sentencing Guideline Range for a number of specific
infringements and for "repeat intellectual property offenders;" directly
increasing prison sentences for the sale of counterfeiting drugs; making
illegal streaming a felony; and authorizing wiretaps for law enforcement
investigating copyright infringement.  

 

For more, see

 

-          Administration's White Paper on Intellectual Property
Enforcement Legislative Recommendations
<http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ip_white_paper.pdf> 

-          Victoria Espinel's blog on the recommendations.
<http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/03/15/concrete-steps-congress-can-t
ake-protect-americas-intellectual-property> 

-          Jennifer Martinez's story in Polico. "White House pushes
prison for intellectual property crimes."
<http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51344.html>  

 

 

Mike Palmedo

Assistant Director

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20016

T - 202-2274-4442 | F - 202-274-4495

mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu

 




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