Congress Approves Increased Copyright Enforcement

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would significantly increase penalties for copyright infringement and create a new office of intellectual-property enforcement coordinator in the White House. The bill, which passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent, was stripped of one of its most controversial provisions, which would allow the U.S. Department of Justice to prosecute civil lawsuits on behalf of copyright owners.

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