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CDT Letter to DOJ – Task Force on Intellectual Property Enforcement

Dear Attorney General Holder and Acting Deputy Attorney General Grindler:

We are writing to express concern about the inclusion of a reference to the Federal Communications Commission in the February 12, 2010, Justice Department press release announcing the formation of a new Task Force on Intellectual Property chaired by the Deputy Attorney General.

We support the idea of fighting “intellectual property IP crimes” and of focusing attention on “the links between IP crime and international organized crime,” as the press release suggests. Such efforts target true bad actors – criminal elements engaged in large-scale infringement of IP rights.