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General Intellectual Property Theft Resources

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Army, Criminal Investigation Command
This Army command is represented at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center.

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. 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. 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. 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.

The Difficult Fight Against Counterfeit Drugs
The CBS 60 Minutes TV program explores the challenges of combating counterfeit drugs.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Intellectual Property Piracy Hurts Global Economy
The damage done by the piracy of creative works is examined in this article in Security Managementmagazine.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Age of Music Piracy Is Officially Over
This article from Wired magazine says there is no longer a need to illegally download tunes.

Resources Related to Fake Consumer Goods

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.