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Introduction

The European Commission has published a new watch list report detailing websites and physical marketplaces outside the European Union that are reported to engage in, facilitate, or benefit from substantial counterfeiting and piracy.

Highlights

  • The EC said the purpose of the report is to encourage the operators of the identified marketplaces, local enforcement authorities, and governments to take action to crack down on intellectual property abuse.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the first piracy watch list report published by the European Commission.
  • Assesses the different unlicensed services highlighted in the report.

Key questions answered

  • Which unlicensed services have been highlighted by the EC in its piracy watch list report?
  • Why has the European Commission published the watch list report?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Europe joins the US in publishing a piracy watch list
  • Stream ripping at the heart of music piracy
  • Usual cyberlocker suspects

Appendix

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