House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Online Counterfeiting

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“The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet held a hearing on Wednesday to address rogue websites distributing counterfeit and pirated goods. The witness list included U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton, attorney Floyd Abrams, Kent Walker on behalf of Google, and Christine Jones on behalf of Go Daddy. During his opening remarks, Subcommittee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) emphasized the importance of combating “digital theft and online counterfeiting.” Subcommittee Ranking Member Mel Watt (D-NC) characterized online counterfeiting as “theft or simple stealing,” and noted that luxury goods have been hijacked as a result of the counterfeiters’ actions. Many of the Committee members inquired about Google’s search engine process and how Google could filter out rogue websites.  . .” Full Story on Fashion Cloture.

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