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Counterfeit Paraphernalia is Fool’s Gold: How to Avoid the Counterfeit Trade during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

Counterfeit Paraphernalia is Fool’s Gold: How to Avoid the Counterfeit Trade during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

As millions descend upon Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, businesses and fans alike prepare their spread of Olympic souvenirs. From team flags and training gear to mugs and magnets, consumers will take their pick, forking over cash in exchange for official Olympic products. The souvenir trade not only allows visitors to take a […]

International Partners Collaborate to Take Down World’s Largest Illegal File Sharing Operation

International Partners Collaborate to Take Down World’s Largest Illegal File Sharing Operation

One of the world’s most notorious cyber-criminals, who is alleged to have stolen and distributed millions of copyrighted works valued at more than $1 billion, was arrested and charged this week for criminal copyright infringement and money laundering. GIPC applauds all of those who took action to enforce creative property protection laws. Artem Vaulin, creator, […]

U.S. Chamber Applauds Actions Against Major Illegal File Sharing Site

U.S. Chamber Applauds Actions Against Major Illegal File Sharing Site

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) Executive Vice President Mark Elliot issued the following statement applauding this week’s U.S. Department of Justice actions involving the arrest of the owner of one of the world’s largest illegal file sharing sites, KickAssTorrents (KAT): “We applaud the Department of Justice for its enforcement […]

Industry and Advertising Unite to Fight IP Theft Online

Industry and Advertising Unite to Fight IP Theft Online

Consumers today have more choices than ever in where and what they purchase. From luxury brands to electronic devices to health and beauty products, anyone looking for a deal can shop online or at the local mall or at the big box discount stores. For those who choose to shop online, there are many benefits—convenience, […]

‘Swift’ Reaction by Apple Turned a Sour Note Into a Win for Consumers, Artists, and Online Music

‘Swift’ Reaction by Apple Turned a Sour Note Into a Win for Consumers, Artists, and Online Music

Taylor Swift photo via Flickr Commons user JABMW14

By Kathryn Sullivan Taylor Swift, who has emerged as a consumer favorite, music industry leader, and passionate advocate for all artists, last Sunday posted an open letter to Apple on her website explaining why she had decided to withhold her mega-popular album, 1989, from the music giant’s new streaming service, Apple Music. In an effort […]