Washington – The Obama administration plans to send along
new digital copyright proposals to Congress soon, CNET reported, citing the
government’s 2010 annual report on intellectual property enforcement.
remain vague on the legislative proposals, aimed at "improv[ing]
intellectual property enforcement."
The report itself, according to CNET,
"reads a lot like a report that could have been prepared by lobbyists for
the recording or movie industry: it boasts the combined number of FBI and
Homeland Security infringement investigations jumped by a remarkable 40 percent
from 2009 to 2010."
The report also praises the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade
Agreement (ACTA), a proposed international treaty that also aims to beef up
penalties and anti-piracy enforcement efforts worldwide.
(PDF: White House announcement)