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Pirate money promotes global criminal activity, report says

Pirates hijacking ships off the Horn of Africa and Somalia from 2005 to last year garnered well over a quarter of a billion US dollars in ransoms and used the money to fund criminal activities worldwide, according to a report released on Friday.

Saturday, 2 November, 2013, 2:57pm

New York moves to make buying of counterfeit products a crime

Bargain hunters from around the world flock to New York's Chinatown for bags, jewellery and other accessories bursting onto pavements from storefronts along Canal Street.

15 Jun 2013 - 2:47am 1 comment

Briefs, February 7, 2013

A Pablo Picasso portrait of his mistress and muse Marie-Therese Walter titled Femme assise pres d'une fenetre (Woman sitting near a window) sold for £28.6 million (HK$347.25 million) at a Sotheby's auction of impressionist, modern and surrealist art. 

7 Feb 2013 - 6:54am

Chinese man guilty of US$100m software piracy

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.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chongqing architect accused of copying Zaha Hadid's Beijing building

Already famed for fake designer bags and pirated DVDs, imitation in China may have reached new heights with a set of towers that strongly resemble ones designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

4 Jan 2013 - 9:17am 3 comments

China promises to crack down on pirated software

China on Wednesday promised the United States that it would crack down on pirated software as the world’s two largest economies looked to ease trade frictions amid political changes.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

IT compliance best way to gain an edge over rivals

US movement to prevent unfair competition from IT theft

5 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

Vietnam arrests 11 on hijacked Malaysian ship

Vietnamese authorities arrested 11 suspected pirates aboard a chemical tanker after the first such hijacking in the waters around Malaysia in years, the International Maritime Bureau said on Friday.

23 Nov 2012 - 1:29pm

Customs criticised for pursuit of outdated CD and VCD piracy

Despite a plunge in the number of factories making optical CD or VCD discs, the customs department is maintaining the fight against piracy in this declining medium, according to the Audit Commission's report.

15 Nov 2012 - 4:32am

In Vietnam, US adopts friendly approach to web pirates

It's a wildly popular website laden with unlicensed songs and Hollywood movies, a prime exhibit of the digital piracy that is strangling the music industry in Asia and eroding legitimate online sales around the world.

31 Oct 2012 - 2:50am