Justice Creates Intellectual Property Task Force

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By Juliana Gruenwald (The Tech Daily Dose) - Attorney General Eric Holder Friday announced the creation of a Justice Department intellectual property task force to better tackle domestic and international piracy and other IP crimes. "The rise in intellectual property crime in the United States and abroad threatens not only our public safety but also our economic well being," Holder said in a statement. "This Task Force will allow us to identify and implement a multi-faceted strategy with our federal, state and international partners to effectively combat this type of crime."

The task force, which will be headed by the deputy attorney general, will focus on improving coordination with state, local and international law enforcement officials and monitoring and coordinating the department's IP enforcement efforts with increased attention to the link between IP crimes and international organized crime. In addition, the task force will help formulate new policies aimed at addressing the evolving technological and legal issue surrounding IP crimes.

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