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IP Education Far Beyond the Classroom

IP Education Far Beyond the Classroom

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If I walk down the street on any given day and introduce myself as someone who works in intellectual property, the vast majority of the time I am met with blank stares. So often IP is cast aside as something for the wonkish to sort out. However, as an increasing proportion of our economy depends on IP and as e-commerce breaks down both cyber borders and physical borders, consumer education is becoming even more necessary.

Counterfeiting and Piracy Fuel Organized Crime: UN

Counterfeiting and Piracy Fuel Organized Crime: UN

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Would you willingly hand over your hard-earned cash or credit card information to organized criminals, who sell drugs, facilitate human trafficking, and support terrorists? Whether you realize it or not, purchasing counterfeit goods or accessing illicit content on the web is oftentimes fuelling international crime, according to a new study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).