US Senate Judiciary Committee: Copyright regulator stresses importance of anti-piracy tools

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By Steve Brachmann

Source: IP Watchdog

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“The US Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property convened an oversight hearing of the U.S. Copyright Office featuring testimony from Karyn Temple, the Register of Copyrights and Director of the Copyright Office, who said that ‘… streaming is something that is continuing to rise, and not having the effective tools to go after the main way in which pirates are operating really does harm the ability for law enforcement to be able to adequately protect the rights of individuals…’

Read the entire article at IP Watchdog

Why it matters

Piracy is on the radar of government regulators worldwide.  Fortunately, the general direction is to do something about it; politics notwithstanding.

The article quotes US Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Ranking Member of the Senate IP Subcommittee as saying that “Copyrighted material is at the core of much of what makes American life enjoyable.”

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