UPDATE: Hood launches counterfeit property task force

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has launched the Mississippi Intellectual Property Theft Task Force.

Hood announced the program Tuesday along with representatives of the Recording Industry Association of America and the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition.

Hood says two members of his staff have worked with the Recording Industry of America and the Motion Picture Association of America to identify CDs and DVDs as counterfeit.

Hood says the task force’s aim is to preserve legitimate commerce and protecting citizens from the underground black market.

Hood says the task force will provide training for other law enforcement agencies.

The Associated Press