42 U.S. Code § 3713c - Additional funding for resources to investigate and prosecute intellectual property crimes and other criminal activity involving computers
(a) Additional funding for resources
In addition to amounts otherwise authorized for resources to investigate and prosecute intellectual property crimes and other criminal activity involving computers, there are authorized to be appropriated for each of the fiscal years 2009 through 2013—
(b) Use of additional funding
Funds made available under subsection (a) shall be used by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Attorney General, for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, respectively, to—
(1) hire and train law enforcement officers to—
(A) investigate intellectual property crimes and other crimes committed through the use of computers and other information technology, including through the use of the Internet; and
(2) enable relevant units of the Department of Justice, including units responsible for investigating computer hacking or intellectual property crimes, to procure advanced tools of forensic science and expert computer forensic assistance, including from non-governmental entities, to investigate, prosecute, and study such crimes.
Source(Pub. L. 110–403, title IV, § 403,Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4273.)
Section was enacted as part of the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008, and not as part of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 which comprises this chapter.
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