US “Notorious Markets” List ReleasedAdded: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
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The Office of the US Trade Representative decided to release its Notorious Markets list separate from the Special 301 Report, published annually. The reason was its desire to identify opportunities to potentially expand on the list. In addition, the list is supposed to increase overall public awareness, and also guide trade enforcement actions.
Special 301 Report is prepared every year in April by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR). Its initial purpose is to reveal the foreign countries denying protection of IP rights. In addition, in October 2010 the Office of the US Trade Representative started a Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets. The results were announced recently, identifying examples of digital and physical marketplaces being the subject of enforcement action related to counterfeiting and piracy.
The country’s Trade Representative, Ron Kirk, said that piracy and counterfeiting both undermine the innovation, which is vital to US global competitiveness. The notorious markets mentioned in the list don’t just hurt American workers and businesses, but also expose threats to entrepreneurs and industries all over the globe. The results of the research are believed to shine a light on many offending markets, as well as to emphasize an opportunity to co-operate with the US trading partners in order to fight unauthorized trade and expand legal commerce in creative industry.
Meanwhile, the Office of the US Trade Representative assured that the submitted list doesn’t claim to make findings of legal violations. It also doesn’t reflect the US government’s analysis of protection and enforcement of IP rights in the regions concerned. The wider analysis of the intellectual rights protection and enforcement is expected to be contained in the Special 301 report in April.
The websites included into the list are Swedish The Pirate Bay, Canadian isoHunt, and even Russian Rutracker. Actually, the list contains several websites submitted by the RIAA and MPAA in 2010 to Deputy Assistant of the US Trade Representative, Kira Alvarez. The latter solicited the input of the entertainment industry on the issue, but somehow absent from its demands to include the largest cyberlockers like RapidShare into the list. Probably, RapidShare’s legal victories throughout the year have something to do with it.
March 2nd,2011Posted by:
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
|WOW lists input-ed from MPAA and other private persons. WOW then anything can and has been proven made up. Well you can bite my rear end for all this list means...|
|posted by (2011-03-03 15:09:38)|
|Why has the US turned into such a rotten police state. I have a family member in prison down there for 42 years for the 3 strike law. You get less time if you kill someone and here they are rounding up people for file sharing and fining them beyond all comprehension. Next thing you know they'll be adding P2P as a 3rd strike and give someone a life sentence. Don't laugh, it could happen to you.||
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