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Title: "Advancing Intellectual Property Rights: Information Technologies and the Course of Economic Development in China"
Authors: Michel Oksenberg
Pitman B. Potter
William B. Abnett
Source: NBR Analysis (Nov 1996)
Publication Date: November 1996
Free/Fee: Free Access
Reads: 1141
Abstract: Over the past several years protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) has been a significant stumbling block in U.S.-China relations. The unauthorized reproduction and distribution of goods such as computer software and movies in China is widespread. Items pirated by Chinese firms are sold not only in China, but exported throughout East and Southeast Asia as well. The Business Software Alliance estimates that losses to American companies from all property rights infringements are worth more than two billion dollars annually.
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