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Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/R42681.pdf

Explains what constitutes the theft of trade secrets and when it becomes a federal crime.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists