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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia's TV regulators can't ignore the threat of online piracy

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 01:45pm by JOHN MEDEIROS

    ... John Medeiros John Medeiros calls for a 'light touch' approach to censorship and control Asia's TV regulators can't ignore threat of online piracy The international ... not easy for consumers to go online and find uncut versions. This gives a push to piracy (as the uncensored versions are usually pirated ones) and it entices consumers into the netherworld ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - China - TRADE

    China promises to crack down on pirated software

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 10:21am by AFP

    ... on ensuring they use only legal software, addressing a concern for a US industry which says that piracy costs it billions of dollars a year. “We have confidence that the work will be completed ...

  6. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... ANHUI Home defends Benz The Civil Affairs Bureau in Hefei yesterday defended a decision by a foster home in the city to spend 390,000 yuan (HK$477,000) in public money to buy a Mercedes-Benz after the purchase triggered a public outcry, People.com.cn repo ...

  7. Developer of Nassau resort targets Chinese

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com White sandy beaches and warm ocean waters make the tropical islands of the Bahamas a popular holiday destination for the rich and famous- and now mainland buyers are being offered an opportunity to set up home in Nassau, cap ...

  8. News - World - SECURITY

    Google hits back at Rupert Murdoch over claim it is 'platform for piracy'

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:26pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Google responds to Murdoch blast Google has hit back at a claim by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp that it is a "platform for piracy", arguing that it does more than ... week's open letter from News Corp to the European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia. News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson had branded the internet giant a "platform for piracy ...

  9. Ransom payment in a sea of costs

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ransoms is clearly fuelling more raids. A senior officer with one of the anti-piracy flotillas operating off Somalia refused to comment when asked at a Hong Kong shipping conference what he ... protection and assistance, but it will not solve the problem of piracy... that can only be done by fixing the problems on land in Somalia, by creating a proper government and law and order.' ...

  10. News - China

    In China, Microsoft losing out increasingly to free software and piracy

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Piracy and free software cost Microsoft dear On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft made in China. ... with Windows... is difficult Sameer Singh, analyst "The great danger for the company is that what has happened to them in emerging markets- basically no revenue from new PCs because of piracy ...




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