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Intellectual Property (IP) Piracy as a Global Security Issue

Intellectual Property (IP) Piracy as a Global Security Issue

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Some very interesting facts about the rise of China. More important are the predictions regarding the rise of Africa. A companion slideshow can be found on my SlideShare or LinkedIn accounts.
Some very interesting facts about the rise of China. More important are the predictions regarding the rise of Africa. A companion slideshow can be found on my SlideShare or LinkedIn accounts.

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Intellectual Property (IP) Piracy as a Global Security Issueby Damian Niolet
Lastly, the statements of the author contained in this report do not reflect the views of the USAF.
 
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INTRODUCTION
Piracy – not piracy in regards to boats or Somalia, but in regards to intellectual property(IP) – is exacerbated by globalization, contributing to a power shift in the global economiclandscape, and is more likely to grow than subside in the long-term despite policymakers’ bestefforts to combat it.The local impacts of IP piracy should be readily apparent, albeit, determinedly ignored;since, most, if not all, of the readers of this report have likely committed the most common formof IP piracy, copyright infringement, or for dramatic effect, theft. In each instance of copyrighttheft, money that should have gone to the creator of the copyrighted work did not, nor did a portion go to anyone involved in the product’s life cycle, nor did a portion go to the localgovernment in the form of taxes. IP piracy steals revenues from the IP owner, which because of the interdependence of companies and governments, carries with it 2
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order effects,which end up looping right back to the start, and continuing on again.The localized, country specific, effects go onward and outward affecting the globaleconomy with the introduction of globalization; after all, globalization creates economicinterdependence among countries. However, the effects are only hindering legitimate industries.There are entire countries with companies that were built on some or many forms of IP piracy.Any form of IP piracy, resulting in a negative effect for legitimate companies, could be said tohave an equal, though converse, positive effect on these illegitimate companies. The countries,to which these illegitimate companies belong, are creating enormous economic momentum for themselves, to the point that a global economic power shift is beginning to occur.While this may pose a threat to U.S. pride, or what the U.S. would likely suggest, itsnational security, there is, however, or more potent concern for the globe. The more pervasive

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