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New York cracks down on piracy

May 8, 2008

New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has declared the state will ramp up its crack down on movie piracy, which estimates costs the state $2.6 billion and thousands of jobs.

Cuomhas announced the Piracy Protection Act, which would make movie piracy a misdemeanour, then a felony for a repeat offence, which means potential jail time. Cuomo said he was going to create a special deputy attorney general post, and get the Organized Crime Task Force more involved with film and other intellectual property theft. The second part, he said, would be to increase enforcement.

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