From the Turkish Press:
China and Russia are among the worst global offenders in failing to crack down on rampant piracy of US patents and copyrights, an annual US government report charged Monday.
The annual scorecard, known as the Special 301 report for the section of US law on which it is based, voiced concern about well-established counterfeiting industries it said operated in both countries.
“High levels of copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting remain of concern,” the report said of China, while also chiding Russian authorities on protection of on intellectual property rights (IPR).
“Large-scale production and distribution of IP-infringing optical media and minimally restrained Internet piracy are among major problems that require more enforcement action,” the scorecard, produced by the US Trade Representative’s office (USTR) said.[Full Text]