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Tillis, Coons Seek Answers on Federal IP Theft Enforcement

June 19, 2019, 6:56 PM

Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) are asking the Department of Justice and other federal agencies to detail efforts to tackle intellectual property theft.

Tillis and Coons asked Justice for details about the enforcement options it’s using to address the growing problem of online piracy through illicit streaming and how effective those options are.

They asked U.S. Customs and Border Protection to explain whether it’s implementing a 2015 law that lets the agency share information on suspicious counterfeiting activity with businesses. And they asked the Copyright Office to weigh in on potentially increasing the penalty for illegal streaming...

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