– In a move of interest to the software and media industries, Attorney General
Eric Holder announced on Friday the formation of a new Department of Justice
Task Force on Intellectual Property to target intellectual property crimes and
piracy. The Task Force, to be chaired by the Deputy Attorney General, will
focus on strengthening efforts to combat intellectual property crimes through
greater coordination with state and local law enforcement agencies as well as
"The rise in intellectual property crime in
the United States
and abroad threatens not only our public safety but also our economic
wellbeing," said Holder.
"This Task Force will allow us to identify
and implement a multi-faceted strategy with our federal, state and
international partners to effectively combat this type of crime."