February 20, 2007

Groups identifies countries lacking in IP protection

“Advocates for intellectual property rights have identified 60 countries that are lagging in IP protection for creative works, including computer software. China and Russia lead the list. The Business Software Alliance, which includes many Silicon Valley companies, and the International Intellectual Property Alliance have filed their findings with U.S. officials to include in an annual report identifying countries that fail to provide effective IP protection. China and Russia were also listed in 2006 as the two countries that are of the greatest concern in copyright protection. Other countries on the priority watch list for 2007 are Argentina, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, India, Israel, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey and Venezuela.”

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