Posts Tagged: piracy


INTA Keynote: ‘We want to raise an anti-piracy generation’

Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, Spain’s Minister of Education, Culture and Sport began by explaining talent must always have a price and that it should be …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 3

Other Barks for Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Google tries to strike a “patent peace” with a new cross-licensing initiative for Android developers. The Federal Circuit is petitioned for review of a judgment in a …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 1

The shocking dangers of buying fakes

The latest estimate from the International Trademark Association (INTA) notes the global impact of piracy and counterfeiting will hit $4.2 trillion (USD) by 2022... While buying a “knockoff” product …
By John Drengenberg
10 months ago 2

An Awareness Crusade Against the Online Piracy of Books

According to the Association of American Publishers, the publishing industry as a whole has lost $80 to $100 million dollars to online piracy annually. From 2009 to 2013, the number of …
By Rhonda Rees
2 years ago 11

Game of Thrones, Interstellar and Drake among 2015’s most pirated digital media

Digital piracy was alive and well in 2015. Not surprisingly, the incredibly popular HBO television series Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV show with 14.4 million downloads, …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Kim Dotcom extradition case highlights de facto SOPA, PIPA rules

New Zealand Judge Nevin Dawson handed down a ruling that would allow the United States to move forward with the extradition of Kim Dotcom, the founder of …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 5

Why Brands Need to Pay Attention to Unregulated Domains

The ‘.bit’ domain, a new decentralized domain structure, has secured a small but loyal following, and could one day change the way brands operate online. .bit registrations …
By Monica Talley
3 years ago 5

Seventh Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy Opens in Istanbul

Over 850 delegates from more than 100 countries are attending the three-day meeting from 24 to 26 April that is being chaired by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and hosted by …
By WIPO
5 years ago 1

Copyright Issues on the Legislative Agenda for 2012-2013

Though they are unlikely to take center stage during the truncated session before elections or the post-election lame duck session, lawmakers will have to contend with several …

Will Congress Break the Internet?

We must find reasonable ways to stop infringement of intellectual property on the Internet. Such a solution must be fair to the victim of the infringement. It …
By Bob Zeidman
6 years ago 6

Counterfeiting, A Growing Worldwide Problem

Counterfeiting is a far bigger story than loses to big companies and the associated loss of downstream economic activity. Those that support counterfeiters by buying knock-off goods …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

One Grave Problem: Counterfeiting, Piracy and IP Theft

Criminals are finding that the penalties for intellectual property crimes pale in comparison to the penalties they would receive for trafficking drugs and engaging in other illicit …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 21

Combating Copyright Infringement: DMCA Take Down Notices

We shouldn't fool ourselves and try and pretend that the lack of respect for intellectual property rights is limited to those who seek to share movies, music …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 13

Culture of Indifference Fuels Software Piracy Market

The reality is that individuals and companies fuel the piracy market. Simply stated, if there were no demand there would be no supply, so it is quite …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 61

US Trade Representative Issues Annual Report on Global IP Rights

For 2010 the US Trade Representative reviewed 77 trading partners for this year’s Special 301 Report, and placed 41 countries on either the Priority Watch List, Watch List, or the …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0