Prosecuting an Intellectual Property Cybercrime

Generally, bringing legal action against those committing cybercrime is a question of facts. Whether there are sufficient facts and evidence for the prosecution of a cybercrime is the first question law enforcement and prosecutors ask. The attorney for the government will determine when to file criminal charges for intellectual property cybercrimes.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How can a person’s individual culpability be proven in prosecuting an IP crime?
How has the Intellectual Property Rights Initiative affected the prosecution of IP cybercrime?
How is the nature and seriousness of the offense a determinant of whether an action will be brought?


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