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The economic impact of counterfeiting and piracy

5 Jun 2007
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Based on data from customs seizures in OECD countries, this report estimates that trade in counterfeit and pirated goods across national borders may have totalled around US$200 billion in 2005. The total value of trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, including products made and sold inside the same country, may have been several hundred billion dollars higher. The estimate excludes the value of digital products distributed via the internet.

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2007
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