On October 13th “President Bush signed into law the Pro-IP Act, which further criminalizes consumer behavior and appoints a new “Copyright Czar” to oversee enforcement of the new measures. The law triples damages in copyright infringement cases, allows the government to seize property used to usurp a company’s copyrights (hang onto those laptops). The law is so over the top that even the Department of Justice opposed it… Lawrence Lessig described what is at stake in an Op-Ed yesterday in the Wall Street Journal”
Pro-IP Act creates Copyright Czar October 15th, 2008
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