U.S. Customs and Border Protection October 16, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Enforcement of Copyrights and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Document Number: 2019-21980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to importations of merchandise that violate or are suspected of violating the copyright laws, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), in accordance with Title III of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA). The proposed amendments set forth in this document are intended to clarify the definition of ``piratical articles,'' simplify the detention process involving goods suspected of violating the copyright laws, and prescribe new regulations enforcing the DMCA.