China Attempts Copyright Crackdown

By: AP
By: AP

BEIJING (AP) -- China says it seized about 13 million illegal video, music and print products over the past year in a campaign to tackle fakes and copyright theft.

The official Xinhua (shin-wah) News Agency reported Sunday that
663 shops producing pirated products, including movies, music CDs,
software and books, were shut down from late last year to June.

China has struggled to deal with rampant piracy and the
widespread production of bogus goods. Cracking down on such
violations has long been a key demand from foreign businesses in

Trade groups say illegal Chinese copying of music, designer
clothing and other goods costs legitimate producers billions of
dollars a year in lost sales.

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