Counterfeit

  1. Beats' Battle with Counterfeiters Reveals a Mercurial Black Market

    July 22, 2014 9:05 AM EDT Last week, Beats Electronics obtained a restraining order against several copyright and trademark infringing websites alleged to sell counterfeit headphones. The lawsuit, filed July 9, ordered an injunction in Illinois against these online outlets ...

  2. Feds Seize Counterfeit CDs From Latin Music Distributor Angelica's Records

    May 10, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Federal investigators from the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seized more than 150,000 counterfeit CDs in April from Latin music distributor/one-stop Angelica's Records , one of the leading distributors of Latin music ...

  3. Study Says: Smartphone Users Getting App Smart; Over 53 Billion Pirates Served

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Smartphone Users Getting App Smart -- With an estimated 31% of mobile users in the U.S. expected to own a smartphone this year, growing to 43% by 2015, eMarketer takes a look at which of them use their devices to download apps. According to the st ...

  4. ICE Shuts U.S File-Sharing Site

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST ICE, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, confirmed it has taken action against websites alleged to be offering pirated content or selling counterfeit products. ICE told the New York Times that the seizures were part of an ongoing inv ...

  5. Senate Committee Passes Web Piracy Bill

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST A bill aimed at combating online counterfeiting and digital theft was passed unanimously Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee and appears likely to gain approval from the full Senate. The committee's approval of the proposed law -- call ...

  6. U.S. Gov't To Target Music, Movie Pirates

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The United States will go after foreign websites that pirate American music and movie as part of a new national strategy to reduce intellectual property theft, Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday. "This is theft, clear and simple," ...

  7. eBay Joins Industry Trust For IP Awareness

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leading online marketplace eBay has become a member of the Industry Trust for Intellectual Property (IP) Awareness Ltd, describing the move as a firm statement on its commitment in the fight against copyright piracy. The announcement is the next s ...

  8. Bush Signs Controversial Anti-Piracy Law

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law on Monday a controversial bill that would stiffen penalties for movie and music piracy at the federal level. The law creates an intellectual property czar who will report directly to the president on h ...

  9. Authorities Raid Argentina's 'La Salada' Pirates' Market

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the past 15 years, the Argentine market of “La Salada” has been known as a mecca for counterfeit product, and was identified by the European Union as one of the most notorious examples of illegal and counterfeit commerce in the world. Located ...

  10. Huge Bill For British Rogue Traders

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's record industry has welcomed a court decision to hit directors of an open-air market with a £300,000 ($600,000) bill for allowing traders to sell pirated product on site. Nicholas Hobday and Sally Ward, directors of Wendy Fair Marke ...

  11. Canadian Biz Hails 'Biggest-Ever' Piracy Raid

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST A police raid on an alleged music piracy operation in Winnipeg, Manitoba has resulted in what the Canadian record business claims is the largest counterfeit bust in Canadian history. According to the Canadian Recording Industry Association, a firm ...

  12. Fake Bollywood Discs Seized In Paris

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST A haul of 3,000 counterfeit Bollywood CDs and more than 200,000 illegal DVDs has been seized during a raid in Paris. Officials from the IFPI and BPI were present at the Feb. 13 raid on the Thamilan Music Centre, which was carried out by officers f ...

  13. Irish Court Imprisons Counterfeit CD Seller

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) struck another blow in the battle against music piracy this week when a Dublin court handed a prison sentence to a man caught selling CDs illegally. In the Tallaght District Court, Judge McDonnell on Tue ...

  14. Brit Gov't Calls For Co-operation To Beat IP Theft

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST A British government-commissioned report has recommended law-enforcement agencies and industry bodies share intelligence via a secure Web site, as part of a broader crackdown on copyright theft. It is one of nine proposals spelled-out in the Depar ...

  15. Arrests In Wales Piracy Operation

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Two men and a woman have been arrested in a series of major anti-piracy raids in Wales. Labels body the BPI, whose investigators assisted in the Cardiff Trading Standards-led joint operation, says the alleged criminals were major supplies to Briti ...

  16. Legal Anti-Piracy Boost For U.K. Biz

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. music industry is welcoming a landmark court verdict which could prove vital as it steps up its fight against copyright crime. Wendy Fair Markets Ltd directors Nicholas Hobday and Sally Ward, together with the company itself, were found g ...

  17. Euro-MPs To Establish Penalties For Counterfeiting, Intellectual Piracy

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Draft legislation aimed at establishing Europe-wide criminal penalties for counterfeiting and intellectual piracy are scheduled to be agreed on tomorrow (March 20) by Euro-MPs. The European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee is expected to ...

  18. IFPI Anti-Piracy Units Raid Global Markets

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST IFPI anti-piracy units in Brazil and Paraguay, in conjunction with local authorities, conducted major seizures of counterfeit CDs and DVDs in their respective countries in late January. In Brazil, authorities seized over half a million CDrs and DV ...

  19. Gov't, Biz Urged To Unite On Piracy Battle

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST NBC Universal chairman and CEO Bob Wright has called on governments and businesses to join forces in a rigorous alliance to combat piracy and counterfeiting. Wright appealed to broadband providers, Internet auction sites, financial intermediaries ...

  20. Industry Leaders Gather In Geneva For Piracy Meeting

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST NBC Universal head Bob Wright is among dozens of CEOs and ministers in Geneva Tuesday (Jan. 30) for a major two-day meeting aimed at stamping out piracy and counterfeiting. The gathering, under the Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and P ...

  21. China Clamps Down On Illegal CDs

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST China's Ministry of Culture reported today (Dec. 11) that the Chinese government destroyed more that 37 million counterfeit audio and video discs in the latter half of 2006. The discs were seized across China through government organized raid ...

  22. Raid Officers Seize the Days at Czech Piracy Black Spot

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST A massive series of raids on Europe's biggest "piracy black spot" on has led to the seizure of millions of dollars worth of counterfeited goods, including 54,000 illegal CDs. The raids, by Czech customs and police officers during No ...

  23. EC Report Illustrates Swing Toward Online Piracy

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said in a report Friday (Nov. 10) that seizures of counterfeit movies, music and software plummeted by 50% last year. But the Commission -- the European Union's executive body The European Commission said in a report F ...

  24. EC Slams China Over Rampant Piracy

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission Thursday (Oct. 5) threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization if it failed to staunch the flow of counterfeit goods into Europe. The European Commission Thursday (Oct. 5) threatened to take China to the World T ...

  25. EC Slams China Over Rampant Piracy

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission Thursday (Oct. 5) threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization if it failed to staunch the flow of counterfeit goods into Europe. The European Commission Thursday (Oct. 5) threatened to take China to the World T ...

  26. U.S. Releases IP Enforcement Report

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reveals strategies for counterfeiting, piracy. Reveals strategies for counterfeiting, piracy. News ...

  27. U.S. Releases IP Enforcement Report

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Doc reveals strategies against counterfeiting and piracy. The U.S. government has developed a five-pillar intellectual-property rights strategy to combat piracy in China, according to a report released by the Bush Administration today (Sept. 28). ...

  28. EU, China Boost Anti-Piracy Efforts

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New pilot program launched to monitor sea ports. The European Union and China have revealed plans to introduce "smart and safe" trade lanes on the seas in a bid to counter rampant piracy, including the shipment of illegal CDs and music D ...

  29. Canadian Cops Arrest DVD Counterfeiters

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Authorities seized about 20,000 pirated films during raids Aug. 28 at a counterfeit DVD lab in Canada. Authorities seized about 20,000 pirated films during raids Aug. 28 at a counterfeit DVD lab in Canada. The Toronto-based facility operated with ...

  30. Canadian Cops Arrest DVD Counterfeiters

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Raids reveal largest label in Canada. Authorities seized about 20,000 pirated films during raids Aug. 28 at a counterfeit DVD lab in Canada. The Toronto-based facility operated with two retail units and a basement unit equipped with 142 data burne ...

  31. EU Taps Into Coffers To Fight Piracy

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European Union officials will meet today (July 18) and tomorrow in the Finnish town of Turku to decide how best to spend a €324 million ($405 million), six-year program to fight fraud and counte European Union officials will meet today ( ...

  32. EU Taps Into Coffers To Fight Piracy

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT $405M ploughed into customs program. European Union officials will meet today (July 18) and tomorrow in the Finnish town of Turku to decide how best to spend a €324 million ($405 million), six-year program to fight fraud and counterfeiting at Euro ...

  33. EU, U.S. Join Forces To Stamp Out Piracy

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Union and the United States joined forces Tuesday (June 20) in a new effort to crack down on the massive growth in piracy and counterfeiting of products. The European Union and the United States joined forces Tuesday (June 20) in a ne ...

  34. EU, U.S. Join Forces To Stamp Out Piracy

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Strategy, task force to be endorsed June 21. The European Union and the United States joined forces Tuesday (June 20) in a new effort to crack down on the massive growth in piracy and counterfeiting of products. EU trade commissioner Peter Mandels ...

  35. EU Commissioner Warns China On IP

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thursday (June 8) called on China to do more to clamp down on music, movie and software piracy, warning the country would face a backlash in Europe unless it d EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thurs ...

  36. EU Commissioner Warns China On IP

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thursday (June 8) called on China to do more to clamp down on music, movie and software piracy, warning the country would face a backlash in Europe unless it d EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Thurs ...

  37. EC Introduces Customs Fraud Program

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has confirmed a new €324 million ($415 million), six-year program to fight fraud and counterfeiting at the European Union's borders. The European Commission has confirmed a new €324 million ($415 million), s ...

  38. RIAA Puts 12 U.S. Cities On 'Priority Watch List'

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has, for the first time, placed 12 U.S. cities on a priority watch list for physical-goods piracy. The record labels' trade group says it will step up law enforcement training and commit addi The RIAA has, for the first time, placed ...

  39. Calif. Music Pirates Plead Guilty

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two men pleaded guilty today (April 3) to criminal copyright infringement and other charges, admitting their involvement in the largest music manufacturing piracy seizure in the United States. Two men pleaded guilty today (April 3) to criminal cop ...

  40. RIAA Wins Suit Against Flea Market

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Owners and operators of one of the largest flea markets on the East Coast have been found liable for copyright infringement for their vendors selling illegal copies of CDs and cassettes. Owners and operators of one of the largest flea markets on t ...

  41. Bush Closes Loopholes In Counterfeiting Law

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Feds estimate counterfeiting costs U.S. $200B annually. President Bush signed legislation today (March 16) that closes loopholes in current law that makes the trafficking in counterfeit trademarks a crime. The Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured G ...

  42. U.K. Industries Unite On Black Market Sting

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdown on counterfeiters and benefit fraudsters ever seen in Britain. Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdow ...

  43. U.K. Industries Unite On Black Market Sting

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdown on counterfeiters and benefit fraudsters ever seen in Britain. Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdow ...

  44. Raid In Columbia Seizes 210K CD-Rs, 100K DVD-Rs

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST A joint operative between police, prosecutors and anti-piracy teams in Colombia resulted in the seizure of 210,000 recorded music CD-Rs, along with nearly 100,000 counterfeit DVD-Rs, 1.1 million inlay A joint operative between police, prosecutors ...

  45. Europe Targets Counterfeit Biz

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were among the two million counterfeit products seized by European Union customs officers as part of the Operation FAKE campaign, officials said Nov. 8. BRUSSELS -- CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games console ...

  46. Europe Targets Counterfeit Biz

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were among the two million counterfeit products seized by European Union customs officers as part of the Operation FAKE campaign, officials said today (Nov. 8 CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were ...

  47. Europe Targets Counterfeit Biz

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were among the two million counterfeit products seized by European Union customs officers as part of the Operation FAKE campaign, officials said today (Nov. 8 CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were ...

  48. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has unveiled a package of customs measures to strengthen protection against counterfeiting and piracy among consumer products, including music CDs, DVDs, games and software. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has unveiled ...

  49. Grand Jury Indicts In Largest U.S. CD Piracy Raid

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal grand jury in California indicted three individuals Oct. 12 in connection with the largest pirated CD manufacturing raid in U.S. history. NEW YORK -- A federal grand jury in California indicted three individuals Oct. 12 in connection wit ...

  50. Europe Gets Tougher On Customs Violations

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. New measures against counterfeiting and piracy. News ...

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