A U.S. Business Built on Plagiarism and Piracy

 

A U.S. Business Built on Plagiarism and Piracy

A time when the Chinese did not have a monopoly on theft May 2, 2006: Vol. 2, Issue No. 34 IN THE NEWS Next Step for Counterfeiters: Faking the Whole Company In mid-2004, managers at the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese electronics giant NEC started receiving reports that pirated keyboards and blank CD and DVD discs bearing the company's brand were on sale in retail outlets in Beijing and Hong Kong. So like many other manufacturers combating intellectual property thieves in China, the company hired an investigator to track down the pirates. After two years and thousands of hours of investigation in conjunction