The US Justice Department has asked Congress for an additional $5m for its budget to hire 14 new staff to focus on intellectual property crimes, according to a report on Reuters. “We’ve had an increase in the number of cases that we’re dealing with in IP,” says deputy attorney general James Cole. “We think this is an area that really needs some focus and some efforts and increases in the future.” Asking for the money is one thing – it remains to be seen whether it will be approved by Congress at a time of budgetary belt-tightening, not to mention controversy around anti-piracy efforts. Reuters notes that the Department asked for $3m last year to hire six new staff and was turned down.

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