Recording Industry Wants More Done To Fight Piracy

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A proposed bill reportedly is making constitutional scholars nervous. A state lawmaker in California has proposed allowing warrant-less searches of companies that make CDs and DVDs. The recording industry is pushing the legislation as part of its battle against piracy.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

NPR's business news starts with California's fight against music piracy.

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MONTAGNE: Here in California, a lawmaker has proposed a bill to allow warrantless searches of companies that make CDs and DVDs. According to the L.A. Times, the move makes constitutional scholars nervous. The recording industry is pushing the legislation as part of its battle against piracy. An industry association official told the newspaper that most counterfeit CDs are manufactured in California.

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