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The New York City Council has introduced a bill that would punish BUYERS of counterfeit goods. If convicted the purchaser could face a $1000 fine and a year in jail.
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New bill introduced into House of Representatives may offer copyright protection to unique and original clothing design.
|Posted on April 30, 2011 at 8:55 AM||comments (0)|
A bill pending before Congress may provide copyright protection for unique and non-utilitarian apparel, handbags, belts and sunglasses among other things. If passed, the Innovative Design Protection & Piracy Act (IDPPA) would provide three years of protection against infringement. Under the current bill damages would be capped at $50,000 or $1 per infringing copy. The bill was passed by the Senate on November 30, 2010 but is awaiting approval by the House of Representatives. Click here for full article