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Government announces crackdown on Web sites selling counterfeit items

Nov 29, 2010 10:37am
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(NECN: Washington) - Attorney General Eric Holder and Director John Morton of the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) participated this morning in a press conference to announce an intellectual property enforcement action.

The federal government is zeroing in on Internet Web sites in the illegal sale of counterfeit goods and copyrighted works.

Law enforcement authorities have seized 82 domain names of commercial Web sites, disrupting the sale of thousands of counterfeit items such as sports equipment and illegal copies of music and software -- according to Holder.

The government is turning the tables on counterfeiters who prowl the back alleys of the Internet -- says Morton.
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