Very useful list...
thank you. I was unaware of some of them.
The US government has labelled Baidu - which is China's biggest search engine - a "deep linking" hub spewing out location details about where pirated content is stored online. In a report issued yesterday, BitTorrent tracker site The Pirate Bay was also added to a list of "Notorious Markets" by the US Trade Representative's …
“Piracy and counterfeiting undermine the innovation and creativity that is vital to our global competitiveness. These notorious markets not only hurt American workers and businesses, but are threats to entrepreneurs and industries around the world,” said USTR official Ron Kirk.
Replace "Piracy and counterfeiting" and "These notorious markets" with "The US Patent Office".
I won't hold my breath waiting for any announcements on that little money spinner being made fit for purpose.
"'actively engaged' with its trading partners to 'seek appropriate action against counterfeiting and piracy'."
As opposed to being "actively engaged" with its trading partners to "seek appropriate ways of monetizing otherwise stale product through new and innovative distribution channels".
Can't I at least get my front door kicked in for something real, like attempting to subvert the government? Or does that not lend as much street cred as being involved in a file-sharing raid? Help me out here!
"Urdu Bazaars (Pakistan): The Urdu Bazaars in Karachi and Lahore reportedly remain the main sources of pirated books in the country, though book piracy is widespread and extends beyond such bazaars."
Why doncha list Mom & Pop's copyshop then? Or maybe the local university library?
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