View From Here: Copyright clampdown
Governments around the world, from Malaysia to Denmark, India and Italy, are getting serious about counterfeit goods and piracy - with hugely increased penalties and draconian legislation available to prosecute buyers as well as sellers. Carolyn Boyle explains
Enforcement agencies and IP rights owners are struggling to contain the modern scourge of piracy. Markets are still flooded with fakes, while a pervasive apathy towards intellectual property means that otherwise law-abiding citizens will routinely exploit new technologies to commit copyright infringement without batting an eyelid.
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