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Internet: Counterfeit Manufacturing

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans his Department has to improve data gathering capabilities on internet piracy. (143189)

I have been asked to reply.

The National IP Crime Strategy, led by the UK Intellectual Property Office, aims to co-ordinate the work done by the range of government enforcement agencies and industry bodies in order to tackle the problem posed by counterfeiting and piracy. One of the key priorities of the strategy has been to develop a national intelligence database, to share information and better join up enforcement strategies. The UK-IPO will continue to work with industry, police, customs and others to ensure that the database effectively facilitates information collection, sharing and effective targeting of resources.