Critics have also expressed skepticism over the claim that the U.S. is losing hundreds of billions of dollars in revenues and tens of thousands of jobs as a result of IP theft. They contend that the numbers are being inflated to drum up support for measures that would arm the content industry with unprecedented powers to police the Internet.
Jaikumar Vijayan covers data security and privacy issues, financial services security and e-voting for Computerworld. Follow Jaikumar on Twitter at @jaivijayan, or subscribe to Jaikumar's RSS feed . His email address is email@example.com.
Read more about security in Computerworld's Security Topic Center.