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Lucrative Piracy Hotspots Named In USTR Report

Law360, New York (January 12, 2018, 5:02 PM EST) -- Illicit streaming devices used to access pirated content from the internet are the latest “threat” to international enforcement of intellectual property law, potentially raking in around $840 million a year in the United States alone, according to the annual “Notorious Markets” report released by U.S. trade officials Friday.

The report also applauded both market owners and governments that “institute[d] novel strategies” combating piracy and counterfeiting since its last report, but called on owners of e-commerce platforms and streaming sites to improve their efforts in stopping the...
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