E-PARASITE Act (Text Copy)

The Enforcing and Protecting American Rights Against Sites Intent on Theft and Exploitation Act

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Full text copy of the E-PARASITE Act (formerly the Protect IP Act), aka the 'Enforcing and Protecting American Rights Against Sites Intent on Theft and Exploitation Act' ...

The bill, a rework of the Protect IP Act, is not without controversy, with many many vocal detractors in the tech world. Recently from techdirt:

"They’re also including an 'inducement' claim not found elsewhere in US regulations — and which greatly expands what is meant by inducement. The bill effectively takes what the entertainment industry wanted the Supreme Court to say in Grokster (which it did not say) and puts it into US law. In other words, any foreign site declared by the Attorney General to be 'inducing' infringement, with a very broad definition of inducing, can now be censored by the US. With no adversarial hearing.

Hello, Great Firewall of America..."

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Published In: Intellectual Property Updates, International Trade Updates

Reference Info:Federal, Federal Circuit, Patent | United States

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