"If you are in the business of manufacturing goods that may end up for sale in the State of Washington, you should take a close look at this new law," Baird. "It may change your IT practices. If you buy from manufacturers that may be using stolen IT, you also want to review the new law, take a look at the manufacturers in your supply chain and consider implementing a 'code of conduct' for your suppliers that proscribes using stolen IT. If you are a manufacturer competing against a company that uses stolen IT, you might consider the merits of using the law to restore fairness to competition in your industry."
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