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Manufacturers fight online sale of counterfeit goods.

Press Release Summary:

November 9, 2011 - Brian Raymond, NAM Director of Technology Policy, issued statement on introduction of the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House. According to Raymond, sale of counterfeit and pirated goods on rogue websites costs thousands of manufacturing jobs across America each year. House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) has introduced legislation to deal with rogue sites by enhancing government's ability to defend against theft of intellectual property and to punish those who commit such crimes.

National Association of Manufacturing - Washington, DC

Original Press Release

Manufacturers Fight Online Sale of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods to Protect Jobs

Press release date: October 26, 2011

House Introduces Legislation to Address Rogue Websites Washington, D.C., - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Director of Technology Policy Brian Raymond issued the following statement today on the introduction of the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) in the House: "The sale of counterfeit and pirated goods on rogue websites costs thousands of manufacturing jobs across America each year and puts countless more at risk. With a high unemployment rate and a struggling economy, this threat has to be eliminated. House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) has introduced legislation to deal with rogue sites by enhancing the government's ability to defend against the theft of intellectual property and to punish those who commit such crimes and profit from the efforts of manufacturers. The NAM will continue to advocate for the protection of intellectual property, manufacturing and the workers who help drive our economy." The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing has a presence in every single congressional district providing good, high-paying jobs. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.

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