Online Piracy – Physical and Digital - Criminal and Civil Legal Options
12:00-1:45pm . Criminal investigators and prosecutors have long struggled to combat online piracy and the global trade in counterfeit products. In addition to the sheer technical challenges, however, there are compelling legal questions. How far should criminal liability extend – to cyber lockers, to link sites, to media box distributors, to complicit ISPs, to e-commerce platforms … beyond? In the absence of up-to-date statutes explicitly criminalizing the most modern methods of piracy, such as streaming, how far should prosecutors stretch the definition of existing laws, especially inchoate offenses like conspiracy and aiding and abetting, to capture these offenders at the edge of the grid? Evan Williams, the U.S.
Department of Justice Regional Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator for Asia, and Jessica Bartlett, from the firm Freshfields, will describe the efforts against these third-party actors to date, and outline possible paths and legal options going forward. Group bookings available online for AmCham Members - bring up to 5 guests with one convenient registration! First 15-20 minutes is for networking Sandwiches and beverages included Hosted by the I ntellectual Property Committee and the Law Committee
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