Intellectual Property

Seventy-nine percent of the software installed on Chinese computers in 2009, valued at $7.6 billion, was not paid for.

As the U.S. International Trade Commission's report, China: Effects of Intellectual Property Infringement and Indigenous Innovation Policies on the U.S. Economy, found, widespread infringement of music, films, entertainment software, books, and other copyrighted materials continues unabated in China, despite repeated government promises that China's government will curtail these practices. Likewise, in his report, Suttmeier cites evidence that 79 percent of the software installed on Chinese computers in 2009, valued at $7.6 billion, was not paid for. Read more »

ITIF Welcomes Copyright Alert System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Statement by Information Technology and Innovation Foundation President Rob Atkinson on the Copyright Alert System announced today by Internet Service Providers and creators of movies, music, and other content susceptible to unlawful downloading and use. Read more »

Stopping the Pirates Who Roam the Web

The New York Times
In a Letter to the Editor, Rob Atkinson argues that the fact that some advanced users will be able to evade IP piracy countermeasures is no reason to drop those countermeasures from the Protect IP Act.

Strategies to Reduce Barriers to the Free Flow of Information Online

June 17, 2011
| Blogs & Op-eds

The U.S. should work to improve the global free flow of information by reducing barriers, protecting content and improving trust online.

Why the U.S. Needs to Blacklist, Censor Pirate Websites

Ars Technica
Piracy runs rampant on the Internet, but ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro says it doesn't have to be this way.

Promoting Investment and Protect Commerce Online: Legitimate Sites vs. Parasites

March 14, 2011
| Testimony and Filings

Testimony from Daniel Castro before the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Competition and the Internet, on strategies to combat parasitic sites that steal American IP.

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