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Intellectual Property Breakfast Club Examines IP Enforcement

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WASHINGTON, May 16, 2011 – The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club last week featured a keynote address by Erik Barnett, Assistant Deputy Director at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and subsequent panel with industry experts, taking a closer look at administration recommendations to expand the scope of IP laws and increase certain penalties for infringement.

Barnett’s keynote focused on “Operation In Our Sites,” an ICE initiative that focuses on stopping Internet counterfeiting and piracy. The initiative seizes U.S.-based sites that provide illegal content via the web. Critics allege that the seizures deprive domain registrants of due process.

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Google Book Search Settlement Agreement Is Fair, Argue Author and Publisher Groups

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2010 – Contrary to many authors’ deep-seated worries, the Google book search settlement puts them in complete control of the fate of their work online, argues a lawyer for the Association of American Publishers.

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