Intellectual Property Task Force

  1. IP Bill Introduced In Senate

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A bipartisan group of senators introduced new legislation on Capitol Hill to address intellectual property rights enforcement. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) today (July 24) ...

  2. House Passes PRO IP Bill

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. House of Representatives has just passed, under suspension of House rules, the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property (PRO IP) Act. An official quorum vote is expected on the House floor this evening. Introduced ...

  3. NMPA Extends Israelite's Term

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT David Israelite, president/CEO of the National Music Publishers' Assn., has accepted a contract extension to continue leading the organization through 2010. The 18-member NMPA board of directors, made up of executives with indie and major mus ...

  4. Legal Matters

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Another friend of the music industry is rising toward the top at the Department of Justice. D. Kyle Sampson has been appointed to serve as chief of staff while continuing his role as chairman of the I Another friend of the music industry is rising ...

  5. Justice Dep't Names IP Task Force Chiefs

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST As part of the U.S. Justice Department's commitment to aggressively enforce intellectual property rights, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales today (March 9) will announce the top two members of the Int As part of the U.S. Justice Department� ...

  6. Behind the Deal: An Interview with David Israelite, Intellectual Property Task Force Chairman

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice in March 2004 launched the Intellectual Property Task Force to examine enforcement and explore ways to further protect copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets. The U.S. Department of Justice in March 2004 l ...

  7. Behind the Deal: An Interview with Attorney General John Ashcroft

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The day before Attorney General John Ashcroft announced his resignation on Nov. 9, I entered the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. to talk with the nation's top law enforcement official. The day before Attorney General John Ashcroft a ...

  8. Attorney General Ashcroft Resigns

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Attorney General John Ashcroft resigned from the Bush administration today (Nov. 9) after almost four years of service, and nine months after the former Missouri governor (1985-1993) and As expected, Attorney General John Ashcroft res ...

  9. IP Task Force Report Released

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorney General John Ashcroft has approved the recommendations of the Department of Justice's Intellectual Property Task Force, which was formed last March to examine intellectual-property issues. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Attorney General John As ...

  10. Ashcroft OKs Major IP Crime Crackdown

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DOJ to bow 'most aggessive' efforts ever. Artists and labels can look forward to ramped up efforts by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to go after major copyright infringers. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced today (Oct. 12) that h ...