WASHINGTON — Legal experts said a new bill aimed at providing three years of copyright protection to “unique and original” designs could create years of legal chaos and would be difficult to enforce.
The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, introduced in the Senate late Thursday, faces opposition from some retailers, no support from retail trade groups and an uphill battle in Congress. While the legislation would provide three years of copyright protection to new “unique and original” designs, those created in the public domain before enactment of the bill would be exempt.
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