April 02, 2012
Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
Billions of $$$
Rogue websites generate more than 53 billion visits per
G20 governments and consumers lose $125 billion
Digital piracy costs the global economy $75 billion
Domestic production and consumption of counterfeit and
pirated products costs our economy $215 billion annually
In the UK, research from Harris Interactive in 2009
highlighted that nearly one in four P2P file-sharers (24%)
typically spend nothing on music, while finding an
overlap of legal and illegal downloading among some file-
Review of Notorious Markets
US brings cases through WTO TRIPs
Pres. Barack Obama
“Our single greatest asset is the innovation and the ingenuity and creativity
of the American people…”
“Having tried and failed with “engagement,” the Obama administration now
behaves as if the United States has no leverage in dealing with a country
that routinely steals our designs, patents, brands, know-how, and
technology—collectively, our “intellectual property.” Entirely fake Apple
Stores operate openly in Chinese cities. It is hard to be more brazen than
Extremely Broad Issue
Legislations such as the SOPA and PIPA may
have a negative domestic impact if passed
Continue to build pressure on China and other
nations through WTO to change their culture
for violating IPR
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