FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2004
TDD (202) 514-1888
STATEMENT OF DAVID ISRAELITE, CHAIRMAN OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TASK FORCE, IN RELATION TO TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKS:
"Today's announcement is first and foremost an important blow against child pornography. It also sheds light on the growing problem of illegal activity conducted using peer-to-peer computer networks, which extends beyond the distribution of child pornography to massive theft of intellectual property. The Department of Justice and the Intellectual Property Task Force are concerned about this illegal activity and how peer-to-peer systems facilitate it."