New UK anti-piracy law
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Source: Mi2N - July 29, 2002
Increased penalties for copyright theft and 'improved' provisions for search
warrants and forfeiture of infringing goods are part of a new British
private member's bill due to go into force this Autumn.
Called the 'Copyright etc and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement) Bill,'
it was introduced by Dr Vince Cable, MP for Twickenham and Liberal Democrat
shadow Trade and Industry spokesman. " ... it protects consumers, it
strengthens the forces of law and order in dealing with serious villains,
and it should greatly reduce the £8.5 billion a year losses suffered by
British industry as a result of intellectual property theft," he said.
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