The list released by the US Trade Representative (USTR) highlights 25 online markets and 18 physical markets around the world that are reported to be engaging in and facilitating substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting.
“Marketplaces worldwide that contribute to illicit trade cause severe harm to the American economy, innovation and workers,” said USTR Robert Lighthizer.
“The Trump Administration is committed to holding intellectual property right violators accountable and intensifying efforts to combat counterfeiting and piracy,” he said.
The ‘2017 Notorious Markets List’ maintains its special focus on the distribution of pirated content and counterfeit goods online.
This year’s report highlights illicit streaming devices as an emerging piracy…