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Topic - James Spero
More than 100 domain names were seized in an international crackdown on websites that sell counterfeit merchandise, federal authorities said Monday, just in time for the biggest online shopping day of the year.
"Intellectual property theft is not a victimless crime," said James Spero, special agent-in-charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Buffalo.
"When IP rights are violated, American jobs are lost, business profits are stolen and, ultimately, consumers are cheated," Spero said.