Lawmaker Defends Proposed Changes to Copyright Law

Rep. Howard Berman, who heads a congressional panel in charge of writing copyright legislation, lashed out at Internet pirates and defended his effort to add stiffer anticopying penalties to federal law. Berman, a Democrat who represents the congressional district near Hollywood, said at a technology policy conference that he was on track to enact the so-called Pro-IP Act by the end of 2008.

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