Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $200,000)
This program is authorized by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Intellectual Property Enforcement) (Pub. L. No. 113-6, 127 Stat. 198, 253) and informed by section 401 of Public Law 110-403, which authorizes the Department to provide funding to support state and local intellectual property enforcement efforts. The Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program is designed to provide national support and improve the capacity of state, local, and tribal criminal justice systems to address intellectual property criminal enforcement, including prosecution, prevention, training, and technical assistance. This program is generally informed by section 401 of Public law 110-403, which authorizes the Department to provide funding to support state and local intellectual property crime enforcement efforts.
The City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) proposes to: 1) address the supply side of intellectual property (IP) crimes by increasing intelligence gathering in high IP crime areas by tracking probationers and parolees who have previously engaged in IP crimes. Additionally, the LAPD Anti-Piracy Unit will provide training, technical assistance, and share IP crime information with other local and regional law enforcement agencies to help develop stronger enforcement partnerships; and 2) address the demand side of IP crimes by influencing public opinion education for youth, consumers, and business owners. Grant funding will also be used to develop IP Public Service Announcements on television and in movie theaters with additional in-kind assistance from Crime Stoppers and the Los Angeles Police Foundation. NCA/NCF