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  1. News - World - PIRACY

    Pirate money promotes global criminal activity, report says

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 02:57pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... as other illegal activities that divert money from the legal economy that would otherwise promote economic development. “Unchallenged piracy is not only a menace to stability and security, it also ... countering piracy – estimates piracy costs the global economy US$18 billion a year in increased trade costs. Attacks on ships off the coast of Somalia and the Horn of Africa yielded between US$339 ...

  2. News - World - PIRATED GOODS

    New York moves to make buying of counterfeit products a crime

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York City proposes US$1,000 fine and up to a year in jail for customers who buy counterfeit products, but the bill runs into strong opposition New York moves to make buying of fakes a crime Bargain hunters from around the world flo ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chinese man guilty of US$100m software piracy

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 09:04am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A Chinese man pleaded guilty in a US federal court to pirating software that investigators said was worth more than US$100 million, the US said on Tuesday. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said that it had brok ...

  4. News - World

    Russia drops piracy charges against Greenpeace activists, files hooliganism charges instead

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:47am by AP

    ... MOSCOW (AP) — Russia drops piracy charges against Greenpeace activists, files hooliganism charges instead. ...

  5. News - China - COPYRIGHT PIRACY

    Youku Tudou and other Chinese web video firms turn back on piracy

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:15am by Reuters

    ... of China's biggest internet video company, Youku Tudou, was once a haven for illicit Hollywood blockbusters and hit South Korean soap operas- until it realised that piracy doesn't pay. Now ... they are fighting piracy. Better technology has now helped these firms police their sites more vigilantly. A slew of lawsuits filed in November underscores how the industry has changed. As faster mobile ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Greenpeace urges Russia to free activists after piracy charge lifted

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Greenpeace on Thursday urged Russia to release its crew members after investigators reduced the charge against them from piracy to hooliganism over ... for piracy in an organised group is 15 years while hooliganism can carry a sentence of seven years. The piracy charges against the crew members from 18 different countries on a Dutch-flagged ship ...

  7. News - China Insider - PIRACY

    China is still a notorious market for movie and TV show piracy, report says

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 07:21pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... China’s continual status on the report as a notorious piracy hub is ironic, however, considering that the country’s theatrical market is now second to the United States – a fact that has caused ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Greenpeace activists charged with piracy after Russian oil rig protest

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Greenpeace crew face possible 15 year jail terms after confrontation with Russian oil platform Arctic activists charged with piracy Russian authorities charged Greenpeace activists from several nations with piracy yesterday over a protest against Arctic oil drilling at a platform owned by the state-controlled energy company Gazprom, the environmental group said. ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia accuses Greenpeace of piracy over raid on Gazprom Arctic oil rig

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 03:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russia accuses Greenpeace of piracy Russia on Tuesday opened a piracy probe over a Greenpeace protest against the Arctic oil activities of the Gazprom energy giant, saying it will prosecute all activists involved. Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said a criminal probe for piracy undertaken by an organised group had been opened over ...

  10. News - World

    Chinese national jailed for 12 years in US for US$100 million software piracy

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 01:13pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Delaware Chinese software pirate jailed in US A Chinese national has been sentenced to 12 years in a US prison for selling more than US$100 million worth of software pirated from American companies from his home in Chengdu . Li Xiang, 36, was ...




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