White House Report Outlines 30 Steps to Help Protect Intellectual Property — in Suggestions that Range from Obvious to Those with Teeth

Jun 23, 2010  •  Post A Comment

The White House has issued a report with 30 steps on how the U.S. can protect its intellectual property from global piracy, and the suggestions range from the obvious to those with teeth, reports Richard Verrier in the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.

The report was hailed by both the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America, the story says. But some steps "seem to be fairly routine, such as better coordination between law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels," the story points out, and some are even "kind of obvious, like making sure that the government itself isn’t buying and using counterfeit products."

But some ideas show some toughness, such as sending law enforcement employees with knowledge and experience in intellectual property theft to countries where the issue is a problem, the article adds.

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