Wednesday, December 1, 2010

China Launches New Product Piracy Crackdown

According to Bloomberg News and the Associated Press, China's government is launching a new six-month crackdown on rampant copying and counterfeiting of software, medicines and other goods.

According to the reported announcement:

• The announcement comes amid complaints by industry groups that piracy of software and some other goods is growing despite repeated government pledges to stamp it out.

• Cabinet officials said the crackdown will target a wide array of products from illegally copied computer software to corn that is falsely labeled as organic.

• Fake or illegally copied music, designer clothes, medicines and other goods are widely available in China. Industry groups say Chinese piracy costs legitimate producers billions of dollars a year in lost sales.

China leads the way in fraudulent, adulterated, sub-standard and counterfeit medications that is exported to the developed and underdeveloped nation’s pharmaceutical supply chains.

Hopefully this announcement is a serious effort on behalf of the Chinese government to protect consumers around the globe from this potentially lethal crime.

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