Direction de la Science, de la technologie et de l'industrie

The Economic Impact of Counterfeiting and Piracy

 

ISBN: 978-92-64-04551-4
Published: June 2008
Pages: 397

 

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Responding to concerns in governments and the business community, the OECD launched a project in 2005 to assess the magnitude and impact of counterfeiting and piracy. The  objective of the project was to improve factual understanding and awareness of how large the problem is and the effects that infringements of intellectual property rights have on governments, business and consumers in member countries and non-member economies.

This publication develops and applies a rigorous methodology to estimate the incidence of counterfeited and pirated items in world trade. This methodology can be used in the future to refine the assessment as the quality and quantity of data improve. The study also provides an analysis of the market for counterfeited and pirated goods and the effects on various affected parties, ranging from the owners of the intellectual property rights, to consumers and governments. The study also provides a number of in-depth snapshots of different industry sectors, highlighting how those sectors are affected by counterfeiting and piracy, and how they are responding.

New! Click here for a November 2009 update on themagnitude of counterfeiting and piracy of tangible products.


Table of contents

Executive Summary (download)

Part I. Overall Assessment of Counterfeiting and Piracy

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. The Markets for Counterfeit and Pirated Goods
Summary | Market structure | Factors driving production and consumption of counterfeit and pirated products | Annex

Chapter 3. Current Conditions in Counterfeiting and Piracy
Summary | Scope | Magnitude | Areas where counterfeiting and piracy are taking place | Consuming areas | Distribution channels | Criminal networks and organised crime | Annex: Tables and figures

Chapter 4. Estimating the Magnitude of Counterfeiting and Piracy
Establishing relative propensities | Using propensities to measure counterfeiting and piracy in international trade | Annexes

Chapter 5. Examining the Economic Effects of Counterfeiting and Piracy
Summary | General socio-economic effects | Rights holders | Effects on consumers | Effects on government | Developing economies | Annexes

Chapter 6. Improving Information and Analysis
Development of information | Enhancing the analysis | Annex

Part II. Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy

Chapter 7. An Overview of Government and Industry Initiatives
Intergovernmental initiatives | National initiatives | Industry initiatives | Authentication technologies | Annex: The international legal framework for combating counterfeiting and piracy | Annex: Economy templates: overview of anti-counterfeiting policies

Part III. Industry Sector Overviews

Chapter 8. Audio and Visual Sectors
General description | Types of infringements | Modes of operation | Factors that drive production and consumption of pirated items | The issue of overcapacity of optical disc production | Piracy rates and main centres of production | Effects of piracy on the music and film industries | Countermeasures taken | Organised crime | Annex: Historical development of piracy in audio and visual sectors

Chapter 9. Automotive Sector
General description | Types of infringements | Products most affected | Magnitude, scope and trend of infringements | Factors that drive counterfeiting production and consumption | Centres of counterfeit production | Modes of operation and movement of counterfeited goods | Effects of counterfeiting in the automotive sector | Countermeasures taken | The role of organised crime

Chapter 10. Electrical Components Sector
General description | Types of infringements | Products most affected | Modes of operation | Factors that drive production and consumption of counterfeited electrical components | Magnitude and scope of infringements, and trends | Effects of counterfeiting in the electrical components sector | Countermeasures taken

Chapter 11. Food and Drink Sectors
General description | Types of infringements | Products most likely to be affected | Production and distribution | Factors that drive counterfeiting production and consumption | Magnitude and scope | Dominant effects of counterfeiting in this sector | Actions taken | Possible specific actions to address problems in this sector | Summary

Chapter 12. Pharmaceuticals
General description | Types of infringements | Products most affected | Magnitude, scope and trends | Modes of operation | Effects of counterfeiting and piracy of pharmaceuticals | Measures to combat counterfeiting | Conclusion

Chapter 13. Tobacco Sector
General description | Types of infringements | Products most affected | The importance of excise and other taxes | Modes of operation | Factors that drive the production and consumption of counterfeit tobacco products | Magnitude, scope and trend of infringements | Centres of counterfeit production and distribution | Effects of counterfeiting in the tobacco products sector | Countermeasures taken

 


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