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Staggering Counterfeit and Piracy Report

 

The following article was written and published by the World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) on March 15, 2017. 

“In February Frontier Economics produced a report detailing the economic problems associated with counterfeiting and piracy. WIPR spoke to Amar Breckenridge, a manager at the company, to discuss the report’s findings and why they are useful.”

 

Here is a staggering quote, “By 2022, international trade in counterfeit and pirated goods will total $991 billion. Digital piracy of movies, music, and software will be worth between $384 and $856 billion. Legitimate economic activity valuing from $980 billion to $1.24 trillion will have been displaced.”

Read more…

http://www.worldipreview.com/contributed-article/counterfeiting-and-piracy-not-just-about-fake-watches?utm_source=World+IP+Review&utm_campaign=1bda5e044f-WIPR_Digital_Newsletter_10_03_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d76dcadc01-1bda5e044f-27497777

 

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Ron Alvarez is an IP Investigations / Protection writer and licensed private investigator in New York City. He is a former NYPD lieutenant where he investigated robbery, narcotics, internal affairs, and fine art theft cases. Ron is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and earned a B.A. in Government and Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. He has published a number of articles on various investigative topics for PI Magazine. Ron is certified by the Interpol-International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC.) as a "Transnational and Organized Crime Intellectual Property (IP) Investigator."

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