MUMBAI: New legislation proposed in the US House of Representatives will crack down on intellectual property theft in the
The MPAA serves as the film industryâ€™s primary agency for combating copyright theft.
â€œIntellectual property fuels the
The â€œPrioritizing Resources and Organization of Intellectual Property Act of 2007â€ strengthens civil and criminal intellectual property laws, ensures that federal law enforcement will have much needed resources, creates an office of intellectual property within the White House, and adds new international enforcement representatives around the world. This bill comes on the heels of similar copyright enforcement legislation proposed in the Senate.
â€œI believe that the American business community can speak in one voice today in support of these legislative efforts to protect intellectual property. From counterfeit medicine and fake automobile parts to pirated movies and knockoff handbags, the ill-effects of intellectual property theft are felt across many sectors of the
The bill currently has bipartisan support. Sponsors include Reps. John Conyers (D-MI), Howard Berman (D-CA), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Tom Feeney (R-TX), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Ric Keller (R-FL), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).