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Feds urged to probe terrorist piracy rackets

Top executives from several large anti-counterfeiting organizations and companies that own intellectual property rights on Wednesday called for the federal government to bolster efforts to stop terrorists’ use of piracy and counterfeiting to fund their activities. “Organized, violent, international criminal groups are getting rich from the high-gain, low-risk business of stealing America’s copyrighted works,” said Jack Valenti, president and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America. “U.S. industry alone will never have the tools to penetrate these groups or to trace the nefarious paths to which those profits are put. Only governments have the tools necessary for this kind of investigation.” Valenti made the comments in a written statement submitted to a House International Relations Committee hearing. He cited global examples. Full Story

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