The Industrial Espionage Act of 1996 was introduced on August 27, 1996. It was established mainly to promote the development of United States proprietary economic information produced for interstate and foreign commerce by protecting it from theft, wrongful destruction or alteration. It was also established to secure to authors and inventors the right to their respective writings and discoveries. Basically, it helped individuals, as well as groups by protecting their individual rights from any kind of wrong doings; especially toward communists and spies. The actual act is fairly long on paper, but it is pretty short in the round about. By protecting those rights of the individuals and others, we secure goods, writings, and inventions in which communists and/or spies could steal.
The reasons why this act took place was the fact that a lot of development and production is through interstate commerce, the fact that keeping these things secure is crucial for health interstate commerce, and when it comes right down to it, keeping this all healthy is imperative to our economy. Also, any wrong doings to these products has a direct effect on our economy and interstate commerce. There was no such act before this act took place, so the government thought it to be imperative for this to happen.