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Today Public Knowledge filed comments with the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) expressing concerns about the US government’s copyright enforcement strategy.
The following is attributed to Rashmi Rangnath, Director, Global Knowledge Initiative and Staff Attorney:
“To be successful, a copyright enforcement strategy must be targeted and avoid collateral damage to innocent actors. Instead, Operation in Our Sites, the domain name seizure strategy being pursued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) casts too wide a net that captures some infringing content and a lot of lawful content. This strategy tramples over the free speech and due process rights of citizens.
“The government must reevaluate its enforcement strategy and ensure that it only narrowly targets infringing content, not entire websites.”
The comments can be read here.