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Business News (more headlines) 12-15-2012

IIPA Lauds USTR Identification Of Notorious Marketplaces That Facilitate Global Piracy

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The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), representing the seven leading trade associations of the U.S. copyright industries, praised the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announcement of "Results of Special 301 Review of Notorious Markets." The USTR report identifies more than 30 online and physical marketplaces around the world that sustain global copyright piracy by dealing in infringing goods and services.

IIPA Counsel Steven J. Metalitz noted, "We commend the U.S. Government's continuing focus on notorious piracy markets highlighted in today's announcement. The listing process works: it gets the attention of responsible governments, and even of some marketplace operators. This year's list drops some previously identified notorious markets either because they have been shut down by law enforcement, or because the market operators themselves have begun to clean up their acts. These markets impede the legitimate development of creative industries in overseas markets, and harm their local economies. Cracking down on these markets opens up space for legitimate commerce in creative materials and for stronger protection of the technologies copyright owners use to enable legitimate businesses to flourish in the digital and online space."

Metalitz continued, "The Internet and mobile networks have transformed the way we work, learn and play, but they've also allowed bad actors to develop business models aimed at profiting from massive infringement of music, movies, games, software, published materials and other copyright works. Physical piracy marketplaces also harm U.S. and local creators, and close off foreign markets to legitimate commerce in creative products. USTR's report highlights the need for accountability in the online space, vigilance against physical piracy markets, and strong laws against piracy that are strictly enforced against notorious markets. It also recognizes responsible players that take on greater responsibility toward finding solutions to the problem of online and physical copyright theft."

Among the non-exhaustive list of notorious online markets highlighted in this year's USTR Notorious Markets list are: multi-platform piracy services like Xunlei/Gougou (China); sites by which the BitTorrent protocol is used to provide illegal file-sharing, like ThePirateBay (Sweden), Kat.ph (Canada), IsoHunt (Canada), Torrentz.eu (Canada), and Rutracker (Russia); "one-click hosting sites" fostering storage of piracy, like PutLocker (U.K.) and Ex.ua (Ukraine); social networking site vKontakte (Russia) that provides search functionality for hundreds of thousands of infringing music and video files; and linking sites like Zing.vn (Vietnam), warez-bb (Russia or hidden host), and Baixede.tudo (Brazil), that aggregate, organize, and index links to infringing files stored on other sites.



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