In an effort to stem Internet piracy, Sen. Kevin Murray has introduced new legislation in the California Senate that requires recorded audio or visual works distributed on the Internet to disclose th

LOS ANGELES--In an effort to stem Internet piracy, Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Los Angeles, has introduced new legislation in the California Senate that requires recorded audio or visual works distributed on the Internet to disclose the "true name and address" of the manufacturer.

Murray's bill updates a law currently on California books that does not include the Internet. The goal is that consumers who do not see a name and address on offerings will proceed with caution before purchasing such items, since it is believed that legitimate manufacturers will include the information, while pirates will not.

Violation of the statute would carry a fine of up to $2,500 and/or one year imprisonment.

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