S.2317 - Intellectual Property Enforcement Act of 2007

A bill to amend titles 17 and 18, United States Code, and the Trademark Act of 1946 to strengthen and harmonize the protection of intellectual property, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

All Bill Titles

  • Short: Intellectual Property Enforcement Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to amend titles 17 and 18, United States Code, and the Trademark Act of 1946 to strengthen and harmonize the protection of intellectual property, and for other purposes. as introduced.

This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it.

Bill’s Views

  • Today: 1
  • Past Seven Days: 3
  • All-Time: 12,697
 
Introduced
 
Senate
Passes
 
House
Passes
 
President
Signs
 

 
11/07/07
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Intellectual Property Enforcement Act of 2007 - Authorizes the Attorney General to bring a civil action for copyright infringement in lieu of criminal proceedings. Directs the Attorney General to: (1) create an operational unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to assist in the i

Official Summary

Intellectual Property Enforcement Act of 2007 - Authorizes the Attorney General to bring a civil action for copyright infringement in lieu of criminal proceedings. Directs the Attorney General to:
(1) create an operational unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to assist in the investigation and coordination of intellectual property crimes;
(2) implement a program to train FBI agents in the investigation and prosecution of such crimes;
(3) assign federal prosecutors to Department of Justice (DOJ) offices in Hong Kong and Budapest to coordinate international enforcement of intellectual property laws; and
(4) create a task force to implement a plan to investigate and prosecute international organized crime syndicates involved in theft of intellectual property.Authorizes additional funding through FY2011 to investigate and prosecute criminal activity involving computers.Amends federal copyright law to:
(1) provide that copyright registration requirements apply to civil (not criminal) infringement actions;
(2) require courts to issue protective orders to prevent disclosure of seized records relating to copyright infringement;
(3) modify forfeiture provisions relating to criminal copyright infringement; and
(4) prohibit importing and exporting of infringing copies of copyrighted works.Amends the federal criminal code to enhance penalties for:
(1) trafficking in counterfeit labels or packaging;
(2) criminal infringement of copyrights;
(3) unauthorized recording of motion pictures; and
(4) trafficking in counterfeit goods or services.Provides for civil forfeiture of property used to facilitate copyright infringement and for restitution for victims of such infringement.

...Read the Rest




Vote on This Bill

13% Users Support Bill

1 in favor / 7 opposed
 

Send Your Senator a Letter

about this bill Support Oppose Tracking
Track with MyOC