08/04/2011 09:56 (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
America’s law enforcement community continues to come out in force behind legislation to combat the threat to U.S. jobs and the health, safety and security of Americans posed by foreign “rogue” websites. Yesterday, the National District Attorneys Association, the oldest and largest organization representing over 39,000 of America’s state and local prosecutors, sent a letter to the United State Senate urging them to address the counterfeiting and theft of U.S. products occurring on rogue sites by taking up and passing the PROTECT IP Act. It sent a similar letter to the House.
“As the world’s oldest and largest professional organization representing criminal prosecutors, we appreciate the need for strong federal legislation to stop these rogue sites and protect American jobs,” NDAA wrote.
Local prosecutors are well-positioned to see the impact of intellectual property theft in their communities, whether it’s lost jobs or shuttered small businesses. NDAA’s support for this legislation underscores its commitment to combat intellectual property theft and the other criminal enterprises it feeds.