Intellectual Property and Crimes
This week we kick off a series of posts related to criminal laws and intellectual property. We’re going to examine the current state of IP-related criminal laws–both state and federal.
A good place to start is a working paper, The Puzzle of Criminal Sanctions for Intellectual Property Infringement, by Irina D. Manta. Sections II and III of the paper are an effective primer on the history and current state of criminal sanctions in IP laws. For more on federal prosecution efforts, check out the DOJ’s Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section.