Congress Earmarks $30 Million in 2010 for IP Protection
December 16, 2009
The U.S. Congress has committed $30 million towards fighting intellectual property crime in 2010. The money is intended to be spent on US anti-piracy efforts that are authorized by last year's Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property (PRO-IP) Act. Funds include $20 million for new state and local crime prevention grants targeting piracy on the Internet or using "high technology." The FBI will receive $8 million to hire more agents for IP crime busting. And $2 million will go toward the Department of Justice's anti-freetard operations.