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'Pirate Act' raises civil rights concerns

'Pirate Act' raises civil rights concerns

By Declan McCullagh, CNET News.com May 26, 2004

"File swappers concerned about getting in trouble with record labels
over illegal downloads may soon have a major new worry: the U.S.
Department of Justice. A proposal that the Senate may vote on as early
as next week would let federal prosecutors file civil lawsuits against
suspected copyright infringers, with fines reaching tens or even
hundreds of thousands of dollars."

digital-copyright Digest 1 Jun 2004 15:00:00 -0000 Issue 383

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