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Internet piracy a thorn in US-Taiwan ties: IIPA

WARNING The association recommended that Taiwan be retained on the USTR's Special 301 Watch List because of rampant stealing of copyrighted works via the Internet


Among other suggestions, the report calls for tougher enforcement against illegal photocopying in an around university campuses and monitoring of the smuggling of optical discs to Latin America and counterfeit video game cartridges to China and elsewhere in Asia.

The report also calls on the Legislative Yuan to pass a law against the illegal piracy of movies "right off the screen by professional camcorder pirates" using video cameras to copy a movie being shown in a theater, or even earlier during a promotional showing.

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