Justice Department Not Keen On Doing Hollywood's Dirty Work

from the the-difference-between-civil-and-criminal-cases dept

Someone from the Justice Department is suggesting that they're not thrilled by the idea of doing Hollywood's dirty work for them. This is following Orrin Hatch's Pirate Act which would allow the Justice Department to handle copyright violations, despite them being a private dispute between two private parties. Still, while the Justice Department doesn't seem all that interested in busting down doors of people who are file sharing, they are worried that the "anticopyright faction" is going too far. Of course, that's lumping all of those who want intellectual property reform into one big stereotype -- when there are plenty of different views concerning the need for reform, some more reasonable than others.

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter

Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Techdirt Gear
Shop Now: Techdirt Logo Gear
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads


Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.