Intellectual Property Rights Violations: A Report on Threats to United States Interests at Home and Abroad [open pdf - 1MB]
"To effectively protect American IP [intellectual property], the United States government must understand the myriad threats posed by IP theft. To further this understanding, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) analyzed the global threat to United States interests from criminal IPR violations. This analysis examines the nature of the threat, its magnitude, the types of offenders committing these offenses, and its source. It analyzes the many detrimental effects of IP theft, including the danger to the public's health and safety, economic losses to rights holders and the government, the undermining of America's national security, and the potential funding of organized crime and terrorist organizations. It also focuses on selected industries because of their significance related to these interests, including aircraft parts, content piracy, electronics, luxury goods, and pharmaceuticals. Finally, because of their overall significance in the threat picture, it focuses on the threat from offenders in China, India, Russia, the tri-border area of South America (TBA), and the United States. This analysis is not intended to be exhaustive but rather characterize the threat with sufficient specificity to guide the law enforcement response."
IPR Center (U.S.): http://www.iprcenter.gov/