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US keeps India, China on IP shame list

The annual list, released by the US Trade Representative's Office, carries no threat of sanctions, but aims to shame governments into cracking down on piracy and counterfeiting and updating their copyright laws

Reuters  |  Washington 

The Obama administration on Wednesday kept China, Russia and India on its annual list of countries with the worst records of preventing the theft of intellectual property and cited Switzerland for failing to curb online copyright infringements. The annual list, released by the US Trade Representative's Office, carries no threat of sanctions, but aims to shame governments into cracking down on piracy and counterfeiting and updating their copyright laws. "Intellectual property is a critical source of economic growth and high-quality jobs for the United States (US), and it is more ...

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First Published: Thu, April 28 2016. 00:15 IST
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