Intellectual Property Theft: Get Real

General Intellectual Property Theft Resources

 

BusinessTheft.com

This website presents focuses on the theft of business and trade secrets.

Intellectual Property Enforcement Program, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

The Bureau of Justice Assistance manages the Intellectual Property Enforcement Program in coordination with the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and its Task Force on Intellectual Property. It supports the development of state and local capacities to fight intellectual property theft.

China: The Real Problem With China

A comprehensive New York Times article examines the role of the Chinese government and of Chinese companies in intellectual property theft.

Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, U.S. Department of Justice

The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice coordinates, investigates, and helps prosecute criminal enforcement of cyber crimes and crimes involving intellectual property theft. It also provides training. This website describes all of its activities.

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright law, Intellectual Property Theft, and Self-Publishing

A website presents information for writers.

Ethical Issues in Writing and Publishing

The Oncology Nursing Society presents a thoughtful essay on academic and professional writing, especially in relation to the use of research materials, ethics, and plagiarism.

Global Intellectual Property Center

An affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, this organization works to stem intellectual property theft around the world. This is its website.

How can I protect my intellectual property rights?

A Web page from fakes.gov provides information for the general public.

Intellectual Property Crime Enforcement Program, FY2011 Competitive Grant Announcement, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Although the grant application process has ended, this document provides valuable insight on intellectual property crime.

Intellectual Property Enforcement Program, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

The Bureau of Justice Assistance manages the Intellectual Property Enforcement Program in coordination with the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and its Task Force on Intellectual Property. It supports the development of state and local capacities to fight intellectual property theft.

Intellectual Property Crime Enforcement Program, FY2011 Competitive Grant Announcement, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Although the grant application process has ended, this document provides valuable insight on intellectual property crime.

Intellectual Property Enforcement, U.S. Department of State

This website advocates for the effective protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights around the work.

INTERPOL

The U.S. National Central Bureau of INTERPOL is co-managed by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Its analysts and investigators from local, local, and federal agencies investigate many areas of international crime, including intellectual property crime.

Mexican Revenue Service

The Mexican Revenue Service deals with issues involving the infringement of intellectual property laws in Mexico and abroad. This is a Spanish-language website.

Mississippi Intellectual Property Crime Center Website

Mississippi is the first state to launch a website completely dedicated to intellectual property crime.

National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center

The Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center stands at the forefront of the U.S. government’s response to global intellectual property theft. It coordinates the actions of the U.S. government agencies that work on illegal property theft issues, enforce intellectual property theft laws, or combat it directly.

National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center Agencies

This site includes links to the U.S. government agencies that are represented at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center.

National Intellectual Property Rights Coordinator Center Referral

Members of the general public, industry, trade associations, law enforcement and government agencies can use the electronic form on this website to report suspected violations of U.S. intellectual property theft laws.

National White Collar Crime Center

A private organization with a membership section, the National White Collar Crime Center receives support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice. It supports the investigation and prosecution of high-tech crime.

Plagiarism: Student Guide To Avoiding Plagiarism

Education World presents information for students about plagiarism and other intellectual property theft issues.

Plagirism: Check Your Text

The Grammerly.com website offers information about plagiarism and provides a link to check whether a passage has been taken from another work.

 “Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in a Global Economy: Current Trends and Future Challenges”

These are the prepared remarks of a top official from the U.S. Department of Justice before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement. The hearing dealt with protecting intellectual property rights in a global economy.

Protect Your Small Business From IP Theft

A publication from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office presents information for the owners and managers of small businesses.

Reporting Intellectual Property Crime A Guide for Victims of Counterfeiting, Copyright Infringement, and Theft of Trade Secrets

This link to a U.S. Department of Justice Web page provides information about how and why to report the different types of intellectual property theft.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The federal police force in Canada is responsible for investigating intellectual property theft crimes in Canada and abroad. This website is available in both English and French.

Stop Fakes.gov

This U.S. government website includes a number of agencies that deal with or work to combat intellectual property theft that takes place abroad or that results in counterfeit materials that enter the United States from abroad.

2010 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement, National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, Office of the President of the United States

This report details the work and activities of federal government agencies in the fight against intellectual property theft.

Section of Intellectual Property Law, American Bar Association

The Section of Intellectual Property Law website at the American Bar Association presents information of interest to attorneys and the general public. It also includes a roster of training programs and courses.

U.S. Air Force, Office of Special Investigations

This office is represented at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center.

U.S. Army, Criminal Investigation Command

This Army command is represented at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

This agency protects the public from injury or death resulting from the use of the consumer goods under its wide-ranging jurisdiction.

U.S. Copyright Office

The website of the U.S. Copyright Office presents everything one needs to know about the protections afforded to the authors of creative works and how to protect them.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

This agency protects the public from injury or death resulting from the use of the consumer goods under its wide-ranging jurisdiction.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

This agency is a partner of the Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. Click here for press releases about its work to intercept fake goods at the U.S. border.

U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations

This office is represented at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center.

U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, 2010 U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordination Annual Report on Intellectual Property Enforcement

The 2010 report of on the full range of federal intellectual property theft activities of the U.S. government by the top intellectual property official, Victoria A. Espinel.

U.S. Navy, Criminal Investigative Service

This office is represented at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

This office of the U.S. Commerce Department grants U.S. patents and registers trademarks, protecting the innovations and inventions of Americans in all fields of endeavor.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Training Portal

Information about training opportunities from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigates intellectual property crime that is committed via the U.S. mail.

What Is a Copyright? Third Edition

This publication can be ordered from the American Bar Association at this website.

World Intellectual Property Organization

This website of the World Intellectual Property Organization, an agency of the United Nations, provides information and specialized links to information about global intellectual property theft issues.

2010 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement, National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, Office of the President of the United States

This report details the work and activities of federal government agencies in the fight against intellectual property theft.

Resources Related to Counterfeit Drugs

 

Counterfeit Drugs: Take Steps To Stay Safe

This article on the website of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association tells how consumers can avoid the use of counterfeit drugs.

Counterfeit Drugs, Real Money, Real Risk

This Web article discusses the role of organized crime in the counterfeit drug trade.

Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Statistics

This article on the Secure Pharma Chain Blog presents statistics that relate to counterfeit drugs and their impact on the global pharmaceutical supply chain.

The Difficult Fight Against Counterfeit Drugs

The CBS 60 Minutes TV program explores the challenges of combating counterfeit drugs.

Easy-To-Get Fake Illegal Drugs Are Causing Illness, Deaths

This article in The Examiner, San Francisco, discusses the dangers of fake illegal drugs, such as fake marijuana and fake cocaine.

Fake Pharmaceuticals a Growing Concern for Regulators

This article on the drugalert.org website discusses the challenges facing regulators of the pharmaceutical industry.

FDA For Consumers: Beware of Online Cancer Fraud

FDA website presents information for consumers about how to make sure cancer drugs obtained online are safe and effective.

FDA Warns Individuals and Firms To Stop Selling Fake Cancer “Cures”

This press release tells how to avoid being scammed into purchasing fake anti-cancer drugs.

Flood of Counterfeit Drugs

This website of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, PhRMA, provides information and links to more information about the spread of counterfeit drugs in the United States.

Food and Drug Administration, Counterfeit Medicine Website

This website of the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Health and Human Services Department, presents news and information about counterfeit drugs and provides links to other sites.

Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations

This U.S. agency investigates crimes involving counterfeit drugs and food products.

Food and Drug Administration, Reporting of Counterfeit Drug Products

This Web page presents reporting information and links for patients and healthcare practitioners to report counterfeit drugs or report suspicious activity.

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

This independent, national professional organization supports state pharmacies boards in creating uniform drug regulations to protect public health. It operates the VIPPS online pharmacy program, which ascertains the quality of online pharmacies.

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, Canadian Boards

This Web page provides the contact information for provincial boards of pharmacy in Canada.

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, State Boards

This Web page provides the contact information for state boards of pharmacy.

The Partnership for Safe Medicines

This organization works to ensure that the medicines available to consumers are safe.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association

This trade group represents many U.S. drug companies.

Pharmaceutical Security Institute

This Web page of the Pharmaceutical Security Institute offers information for consumers on counterfeit medicines and pharmaceuticals.

Pharmaceutical Security Institute, Reporting Counterfeit Medicines

This Web page, available in Japanese, Spanish, and French as well as English, provides information about how to report counterfeit drugs.

Secure Pharma Chain Blog

This website promotes confidence about the security of the global drug supply chain.

Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites

The Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites program of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy ensures that online pharmacies are compliant with state and federal qualifications and meet NABP standards.

What Are Fake Drugs? Counterfeit Medicine’s Dangers, Side Effects

This paper by a doctor warns consumers about the dangers of counterfeit drugs and provides information, facts, and figures.

Resources Related to Piracy of Creative Works

 

Anti-Piracy Warning Seal

The FBI’s Anti-Piracy Warning Seal is intended to discourage piracy. This FBI Web page presents information on use of the seal.

Business Software Alliance

The Business Software Alliance is a trade group for the international software industry. It is the largest and most international IT industry group and works to prevent the piracy of software products.

Camcorder Laws

These Web pages provide Information about the illegal practice of camcording movies, which is now a misdemeanor in many states.

Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy

This is the website of an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that works to prevent counterfeiting and piracy.

Content Protection

The content protection section of the Motion Picture Association of America examines the piracy of movies and related products and provides information on a wide range of content protection issues.

Economic Consequences of Movie Piracy

This report examines the economic impact of the piracy of movies in Canada and abroad.

Entertainment Software Association

This trade association’s mandate includes the protection of intellectual property in the entertainment software industry.

Intellectual Property Laws

This Web page offers Information about state, federal, and international laws as they affect the copyright protections of movies and other creative works.

Intellectual Property Piracy Hurts Global Economy

The damage done by the piracy of creative works is examined in this article in Security Management magazine.

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees

This is the website of the labor group that represents technical workers on film and TV shows. It opposes piracy of movies.

Internet Piracy Victims Urge Congress To Stop Copyright Thefts

This news report describes the plight of those who are victimized by Internet piracy of creative works, such as movies.

Motion Picture Association of America

The website of the Motion Picture Association of America provides information on a wide  range of issues important to the film industry.

Motion Picture Association of Canada

This is the website of the trade group that represents the interests of members of the Canadian movie industry.

PayPal Joins Clampdown on Russian Piracy Websites

A British newspaper reports on the effort to rein in piracy of music by Russian and Ukrainian websites that offer unlicensed downloads.

Piracy Website

The Recording Industry Association of America presents information and resources to combat music piracy.

Pirated Software Hurts U.S. Jobs, Economy, Microsoft Says

An article in Information Week details the damage done by pirated software.

Public Performance Law

This Web page at the Motion Picture Association of America website tells why public performances are protected and how to legally record a live performance.

Recording Industry Association of America

The website of the nonprofit association for members of the U.S. recording industry.

Report Piracy Now

This website, produced by the Business Software Alliance, provides a form and information for reporting piracy of creative works, including software.

Report Piracy

Use the electronic form at the filmratings.com website to report the piracy of copyrighted materials.

SAG, AFTRA Back Anti-Piracy Bill

This article details the actions of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to support passage of an anti-piracy bill in the U.S. Congress.

Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association is a trade group that represents the business interests of manufacturers and service providers in the physical electronic industry field.

The Age of Music Piracy Is Officially Over

This article from Wired magazine says there is no longer a need to illegally download tunes.

The True Cost of Sound Recording Piracy to the U.S. Economy

This report by the Institute for Policy Innovation deals with the damage done to the U.S. economy by the counterfeiting and piracy of music and other sound products.

Teens Less Likely To Download Illegally When They Know the Laws, Microsoft Survey Finds

An article at the Microsoft News Center states that teens between the seventh and tenth grades are less likely to download music, films, and other Internet content when they know the law.

Resources Related to Fake Consumer Goods

 

Anti-Counterfeit Products Initiative

This organization works to stop the trade in counterfeit electrical goods and protect consumers.

Brand Piracy: A Victimless Crime?

This article looks at the results of a Gallup Poll on the piracy of brand-name goods and examines public attitudes.

Business Action To Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy

The Business Action To Stop Counterfeiting Piracy, an affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce, works to enlist the support of businesses in all sectors in the fight against counterfeit goods and products. This is its website.

China: The Real Problem With China

A comprehensive New York Times article examines the role of the Chinese government and of Chinese companies in intellectual property theft.

Counterfeit Auto Parts: The Demon in the Box:  Why Fake Auto Parts are Scary

This report in Canadian Technician magazine discusses the dangers of fake auto parts.

Copynot International Infringement and Piracy Watch

This organization works to stop the copyright infringement of creative products and consumer goods.  Its website provides links that can be used to anonymously report crimes involving counterfeit goods, music, movies, and software.

Counterfeit Goods: A Genuine Problem in the United States?

A commentary about a Gallup poll explores attitudes toward counterfeit goods.

Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau

The Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau of the International Chamber of Commerce works to protect business from the economic damage caused by the manufacture and sale of counterfeit goods.

Counterfeit Products

This report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime examines the international proliferation of counterfeit goods and the laws and conventions aimed at preventing counterfeiting.

EBay May Be Liable for Counterfeit Goods

An article in the Wall Street Journal examines whether EBay is liable for legal penalties when counterfeit goods are sold on its website.

Fake Parts Are Seeping Into Military Aircraft Maintenance Depots

This report  in News From Inside the Air Force, InsideDefense NewStand, discusses how counterfeit parts can endanger military aircraft.

Fake Goods, Stolen Secrets Cost U.S. Firms Billions

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports on the damage done to the U.S. economy by fake goods.

How To Spot Counterfeit Products

This Web page describes seven ways consumers can spot counterfeit goods.

How To Fight the Rise in Counterfeit Goods

An article in The Sun newspaper in New York examines ways to stop the spread of fake goods.

Inside Counsel: Using a Competitors Trademark in Marketing

This article in InsideCounsel magazine discusses infringement and unfair competition.

International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition

This organization is dedicated to fighting the counterfeiting of consumer and industrial goods.

International Trade Administration

This agency of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce works to stem the flow of fake goods into the United States.

Let Customs Officials Seize Counterfeit Goods, Ottawa Told

The Globe and Mail newspaper, Toronto, publishes and editorial urging stronger action to support the efforts of the Canadian and U.S. chambers of commerce to prevent the importation of counterfeit goods into Canada.

Made in China: Fake Stores

The Wall Street Journal examines how clones of U.S. companies and retail outlets in China deceive consumers.

Most Consumers Buying Counterfeit Products With Little Remorse or Feat of Consequences

A report discusses the attitudes and buying habits of consumers who purchase goods they know to be counterfeit.

Protect Your Small Business From IP Theft

A publication from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office presents information for the owners and managers of small businesses.

Top-Selling Counterfeits and Fakes

This article lists the most common counterfeit and fake products and examines counterfeiting.

 Resources Related to Gangs and Organized Crime

 

 An Analysis of Technical Observations in Insider Theft of Intellectual Property Cases

This report by the Software Engineering Institute describes insider cyber crime at a major organization.

An Economic Analysis of a Drug-Selling Gangs Finances

This report in the Quarterly Journal of Economics reports on the financial aspect of gang involvement in the drug traffic. It makes the link between counterfeiting and terrorism.

Community Solution to Gang Violence

This anti-gang program works to develop strategic, community-wide programs to combat gang violence in Edmonton, Alberta. This is the organization’s website.

Community Solution to Gang Violence: A Collaborative Community Process and Evaluation Framework

This Public Safety Canada website provides extensive research about violent gangs in communities across Canada.

Counterfeit Drugs and National Security

This in-depth look at the dangers posed by counterfeit drugs documents the involvement of organized crime and gangs.

Counterfeit Drugs: Cottage Industry or Organized Crime?

The World Health Organization looks at the link between counterfeit drugs and organized crime.

Counterfeit Goods and Their Potential Financing of International Terrorism

This research report documents the role of terrorists in intellectual property crime.

Counterfeit Goods Are Linked to Terror Groups

This report in the International Herald Tribune links the trade in counterfeit consumer goods to terror groups.

Counterfeit Goods Fund Violent Gang Activity

A Los Angeles television station tells how gangs are involved with the sale of counterfeit goods in that city. 

Expert Working Group Report on International Organized Crime

A paper includes a look at the link between organized crime and intellectual property theft.

Gangs and Counterfeit Goods

Investigators look at the link between gang crime and the sale of fake goods.

Intellectual Property Crimes

This website has a section on the link between terrorism and intellectual property crime. It also presents information on laws affecting intellectual property crime.

Intellectual Property Theft and International Organized Crime

This film report by C-Span examines the link between organized crime and several types of intellectual property theft.

Knockoff: The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods

This article looks at the link between crime and counterfeit goods.

Law Enforcement Training, National Gang Center

This Web page describes the anti-gang training provided by the National Gang Center for law enforcement personnel.

National Gang Center

The National Gang center website offers research and resources to combat gangs. It is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Protection, U.S. Department of Justice.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Projection

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Protection at the U.S. Department of Justice supports states, local communities, and tribal jurisdiction in their efforts to develop and implement programs for juveniles.

Revealed: The True Cost of Buying Cheap Fake Goods

A British website links the traffic in fake goods to child slavery, gang violence, and terrorism.

Software Engineering Institute

This organization’s CERT program has documented more than 550 cases of intellectual property crime.

 

 

 

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