ITIF on How Better Copyright Enforcement Would Help Consumers

Daniel Castro of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation wrote an interesting piece that outlines how consumers would be better off with more aggressive law enforcement against online piracy.  The piece discusses the newly introduced Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act that looks to add protections covering software, video games, movies, music, books, photos and other online media.  A recent study (see 2010_piracy_impact_study_web11) quantified the economic losses from piracy, demonstrating how online theft of copyrighted materials produce a massive loss to the US economy.  To read Castro’s piece click here.

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