Global anti-piracy list

September 21, 2012: The US Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, which is chaired by Congressmen Adam Schiff and Bob Goodlatte, and Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Orrin Hatch, has unveiled the 2012 International Piracy Watch List. In an effort to fight copyright piracy and call attention to countries where it has reached alarming levels, the Caucus highlighted the high levels of piracy and the lack of legal protections for copyright in the following five countries: China, Russia, Italy, Switzerland and Ukraine. The report also highlights Canada and Spain as countries in transition following the enactment of stronger legal frameworks for the protection of copyright in both nations.

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