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FBI, DoJ Add 35 Positions For Intellectual Property Battle 140

coondoggie writes "The FBI and Department of Justice said they were going to go hard after intellectual property crimes this year and so far they seem to be keeping their word, as today the agencies appointed 15 new Assistant US Attorney (AUSA) positions and 20 FBI Special Agents dedicated to fighting domestic and international IP crimes. The 15 new AUSAs will work closely with the Criminal Division's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section to aggressively pursue high tech crime, including computer crime and intellectual property offenses. The new positions will be located in California, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. The 20 FBI Special Agents will be deployed to specifically boost four geographic areas with intellectual property squads, and increase investigative capacity in other locations around the country where intellectual property crimes are of particular concern. The four squads will be located in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the District of Columbia."
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FBI, DoJ Add 35 Positions For Intellectual Property Battle

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  • Clarify (Score:4, Funny)

    by Monkeedude1212 ( 1560403 ) on Monday April 26, 2010 @03:40PM (#31988142) Journal

    20 FBI Special Agents dedicated to fighting domestic and international IP crimes.

    So does that mean the FBI is going to be investigating US Citizens for IP of international origin, or somehow extending their Jurisdiction beyond the states?

    Everyone knows the biggest file sharers in the world are Canadian.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 26, 2010 @04:34PM (#31988736)

    My favorite of thise is when he finds out the price of the Bushmaster ACR.

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    That way in the future you'll pause before whining about some free service someone else provides that doesn't quite to every single thing you think it should do.

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