Government Targets Websites Selling Counterfeit Goods

The federal government is zeroing in on Internet websites in the illegal sale of counterfeit goods and copyrighted works.

At a news conference Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder said law enforcement authorities have seized 82 domain names of commercial websites, disrupting the sale of thousands of counterfeit items such as sports equipment and illegal copies of music and software.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton says the government is turning the tables on counterfeiters who prowl the back alleys of the Internet.

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