Italy, Switzerland Included in US Piracy Blacklist

World | September 21, 2012, Friday // 09:44

Italy and Switzerland have made their first appearance on the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus' annual watch list of copyright offenders.

The 2012 International Piracy Watch List was unveiled by the US Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus on Thursday.

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.

The 2012 Watch List also highlights progress made in engaging cooperative private sector efforts to reduce piracy.

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Tags: China, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine, list piracy, International Piracy Watch List

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