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Counterfeit DVDs and CDs still an issue

Posted by Branddy Spence on Apr 13, 2015 11:08:00 AM
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Who uses DVDs anymore? Apparently enough people for counterfeiters to still find selling fake DVDs to be a profitable business.

Who uses DVDs anymore? Apparently enough people for counterfeiters to still find selling fake DVDs to be a profitable business. 

A federal grand jury recently indicted 10 men on charges of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, as well as similar crimes, after a warehouse and office space used by the defendants were found to have contained thousands of copies of fake DVDs and CDs on March 13.

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Topics: Digital Media, Counterfeiting, Product Authentication, In the Headlines, Brand Protection, Anti-piracy

Supply Chain Security

Posted by Christopher Marti on May 30, 2014 9:17:00 AM

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Traditional methods of supply chain security are best practices often worth pursuing, but they can be expensive and time consuming attempts at mitigating the risks introduced by contract manufacturing and licensed production. Screening, validating, and inspecting raw materials and finished goods help deter piracy and diversion, but do little to defend against infringement that occurs at nominated contract manufacturers or by authorized licensees. These practices also suffer at scale.

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Topics: Counterfeiting, Brand Protection, Supply Chain Management, Anti-piracy

3D printing – the new challenge in anti-counterfeiting

Posted by Mecky Imkamp on Jun 27, 2013 9:36:00 AM

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Topics: Counterfeiting, Anti-piracy

The IPR status around the world

Posted by Mecky Imkamp on Jun 5, 2013 12:14:00 PM

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) this month published its Special 301 Report. The USTR is responsible for developing and coordinating US international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries.

We at OpSec summarized the key findings of this report to give you an overview of the IPR status in selected countries.

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Topics: Counterfeiting, Intellectual Property, Anti-piracy