Fight against global piracy

US president bush fills the post of a "anti-piracy chief" in the ministry of economics, primary target is china

U.S. Government reinforces importance of combating U.S. Intellectual property theft worldwide by creating new post at department of commerce. There, the position of a high-ranking coordinator for international intellectual property protection was created and filled with chris israel. The U.S. Economy loses billions of dollars a year to intellectual property theft, the argument goes.

Secretary of commerce carlos gutierrez stated that intellectual theft damages the U.S. Economy to the tune of $250 billion annually. You have to protect american innovation and creativity more aggressively: "our companies", gutierrez said, "thrive on innovation, ideas and creativity. … That’s how our country has grown. And we cannot allow a global trade to develop where patents, trademarks and brands are not protected."

There have been repeated announcements that the bush administration will make intellectual property protection a high priority. Of course, before the last presidential election, intellectual property theft was linked to national security (intellectual property theft is a threat to national security). With the creation of the new agency, the bush administration is now trying to make real the announcements to implement the proposals of a commission, the intellectual property task force ("most aggressive attack on intellectual property offenses in our nation’s history").

7 percent of all goods entering the global marketplace were pirated products, 70 percent of the pirated products entering the U.S. Came from china, he said. Israel should coordinate the efforts of all ministries to combat intellectual property theft abroad, i.E. To exert appropriate prere on states. The main target here appears to be china, which had already been a major player before 11.9. Was considered the most dangerous power by the bush administration and is now being rebuilt as an economic and military threat.

In any case, the ministry of economics explicitly mentions china as the primary problem country, because 90 percent of music titles and films are pirated there. "Honestly", so gutierrez, "we want to reduce (china’s piracy) to zero." that could take a long time, he conceded. We will be watching closely to see if and how china follows through on its promises to crack down on and prosecute intellectual property piracy.

Behind this move by the U.S. Government could be not only business prere and an attempt to put china in the spotlight, but also the growing trade deficit, which grew to more than $600 billion last year. More and more, the export of the american industry is based on products of intellectual property, on films, music or software and on patents for the production of other goods. Israel, as coordinator, is now expected to devise strategies to put prere on governments to better protect U.S. Intellectual property and thereby limit the circulation of information and knowledge.