Topic: National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
Online piracy took a hit from intellectual property rights authorities Wednesday, with the seizure of nine websites. Some offered illegal copies of the new Twilight movie, using the pitch 'watch 'Eclipse' online for free.'
Counterfeit goods used to be so obvious most people knew if their Rolex was a fake. As the market has turned to the Internet, more consumers are unwittingly buying counterfeit designer handbags - and having gone so far as counterfeit airplane engine parts, it's as much a health and safety issue as an economic one.