I'm in the screen printing business, and it is almost certain that the supposed infringement occurred after the blank textiles entered the country.
Most screen printing of this nature is done locally. Mostly due to the time lag of imports vs the ability of the local printer getting the job done in a few hours.
DHS needs to concentrate on securing the homeland, something at which they fail miserably, and leave copyright infringement to the department of copyright infringement, or in the civil courts.
It doesn't matter whether or not it would cost more to pursue through civil or criminal courts. It probably would cost more to defend a criminal charge. But that is not relevant. Law is not based on the cost to defend.
There is possibly more to this story, but from the article, DHS has better things to do.
Well i dont feel less secureDo you feel more secure knowing that the government has created such a powerful and all encompassing new agency to keep the homeland secure?