That was quick!
Faster than a pirate can produce a knockoff, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the design piracy bill on Wednesday, less than a week after it was reintroduced.
Under the re-worked Innovative Design Protection Act, "deliberate copies that are substantially identical to the protected designs" would have protection for three years, something designers have been lobbying for for some time.
Upon hearing the news, the bill's sponsor
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