The US Government has announced the Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy, or STOP – a series of IP protection initiatives.  One provision will allow the IP owner to obtain an injunction barring importation of an infringing item from any port, not, as is the case now, only the District Court for the jurisdiction where the port is located.  Via CNNMoney.

Separately, a consortium of high-tech companeis including HP, Sony and InterTrust, have announced the Coral Consortium, to develop inter-operable digital rights management products.