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Antipiracy groups claim rogue Web sites can kill

Antipiracy groups claim rogue Web sites can kill

CNET

Supporters of a bill designed to block access to Web sites trafficking in counterfeit or pirated merchandise are pulling out the stops in their public relations campaign.


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce began circulating a testimonial from a woman who says her friend died as a result of taking prescription medicine she bought over the Internet..

Chamber coalition pushes PROTECT IP Act

Chamber coalition pushes PROTECT IP Act

POLITICO Pro

A coalition of industry and unions organized by the Chamber of Commerce is pressing the gas pedal on its campaign to push lawmakers to pass legislation that clamps down on online copyright infringement.


A coalition of representatives from a range of businesses — from major corporations such as NBCUniversal, Nintendo of America, Eli Lilly and McGraw-Hill to smaller businesses like Zumba Fitness and Rosetta Stone — and labor unions will canvass the Hill on Wednesday with the goal to meet with every Senate office and shore up support for bringing Sen. Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vt.) PROTECT IP Act to the floor for a vote…

40 Countries Agree on Anti-Piracy Plan

40 Countries Agree on Anti-Piracy Plan

The Wrap
A three-year-long behind battle over how far the U.S. and other countries should go in using trade agreements to protect against piracy and counterfeiting ended Monday as the text of a proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was released by negotiators for 40 countries. The 21-page agreement – pushed by movie studios and the recording industry — would create procedures for resolving intellectual-property disputes in countries that include the U.S., Japan, Mexico, Australia, Canada and the European Union.