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Congress Cracks Down

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The government wants to crack down on ecommerce sites that sell counterfeit designer goods—a new bill introduced in Congress yesterday will "crack down on Web site that primarily engage in online piracy and counterfeiting," reports WWD. “Each year, online piracy and the sale of counterfeit goods cost American businesses billions of dollars and result in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs,” Senator Patrick Leahy told WWD. "The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act will protect the investment American companies make in developing brands and creating content, and will protect the jobs associated with those investments.” [WWD]