IP Crime Annual Report (2014-2015)

From Copyright EVIDENCE

Advertising Architectural Publishing of books, periodicals and other publishing Programming and broadcasting Computer programming Computer consultancy Creative, arts and entertainment Cultural education

Film and motion pictures Sound recording and music publishing Photographic activities PR and communication Software publishing (including video games) Specialised design Television programmes Translation and interpretation

1. Relationship between protection (subject matter/term/scope) and supply/economic development/growth/welfare 2. Relationship between creative process and protection - what motivates creators (e.g. attribution; control; remuneration; time allocation)? 3. Harmony of interest assumption between authors and publishers (creators and producers/investors) 4. Effects of protection on industry structure (e.g. oligopolies; competition; economics of superstars; business models; technology adoption) 5. Understanding consumption/use (e.g. determinants of unlawful behaviour; user-generated content; social media)

A. Nature and Scope of exclusive rights (hyperlinking/browsing; reproduction right) B. Exceptions (distinguish innovation and public policy purposes; open-ended/closed list; commercial/non-commercial distinction) C. Mass digitisation/orphan works (non-use; extended collective licensing) D. Licensing and Business models (collecting societies; meta data; exchanges/hubs; windowing; crossborder availability) E. Fair remuneration (levies; copyright contracts) F. Enforcement (quantifying infringement; criminal sanctions; intermediary liability; graduated response; litigation and court data; commercial/non-commercial distinction; education and awareness)

Source Details

IP Crime Group (2015)
Title: IP Crime Annual Report (2014-2015)
Author(s): IP Crime Group
Year: 2015
Citation: IP Crime Group (2015). IP Crime Annual Report (2014-2015).
Link(s): Definitive , Open Access
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Linked by: IP Crime Annual Report (2015-2016), IP Crime Annual Report (2016-2017), IP Crime Annual Report (2017-2018)
About the Data
Data Description: The IPO survey of Trading Standards (TS) work on IP crime was launched on 1st April 2015 and ran until 30 April, covering the financial year 2014/15. A total of 161 responses were received from authorities representing 12 regions in the UK, this equates to a 77% response rate.
Data Type: Primary data
Secondary Data Sources:
Data Collection Methods:
Data Analysis Methods:
Industry(ies):
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Cross Country Study?: No
Comparative Study?: No
Literature review?: No
Government or policy study?: Yes
Time Period(s) of Collection:
  • 2015
Funder(s):
  • Intellectual Property Office

Abstract

The 2015 IP Crime Report provides a unique view into the breadth of work over the last year identifying the scale of IP Crime and the action to tackle the problem in the UK. Using the results of the Annual Trading Standards survey, together with insights into emerging trends, the report provides a comprehensive view of UK prevention and enforcement activity.

Main Results of the Study

  • In 2015 for the first time, the most investigated product was cigarettes/ tobacco, along with clothing and alcohol continue to make up the top three products* Although ordinary shops continue to be the most investigated location, there is continued growth in investigations into the use of use of social media to sell counterfeit items. IPO commissioned research into the use of Social Media as a facilitator of counterfeiting in the UK will be published in 2016* We have seen significant growth in the use of Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) restraint orders by TS;* Over 70% of the Authorities responding agreed that there is a need for IP related training in their region. In response the IPO is developing pilot regional IP awareness events which will launch in late 2015 * The top three crimes linked to IP crime remain benefit fraud, money laundering and organised criminal networks; however there are noticeable increases in drug dealing, loan sharking and people trafficking this year* It is too early to effectively evaluate the impact of levels of IP Infringement relating to the intentional copying of registered designs; however 2015 survey has provided a useful baseline for future evaluation.


Policy Implications as Stated By Author

No policy implication stated



Coverage of Study

Coverage of Fundamental Issues
Issue Included within Study
Relationship between protection (subject matter/term/scope) and supply/economic development/growth/welfare
Relationship between creative process and protection - what motivates creators (e.g. attribution; control; remuneration; time allocation)?
Harmony of interest assumption between authors and publishers (creators and producers/investors)
Effects of protection on industry structure (e.g. oligopolies; competition; economics of superstars; business models; technology adoption)
Understanding consumption/use (e.g. determinants of unlawful behaviour; user-generated content; social media)
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Coverage of Evidence Based Policies
Issue Included within Study
Nature and Scope of exclusive rights (hyperlinking/browsing; reproduction right)
Exceptions (distinguish innovation and public policy purposes; open-ended/closed list; commercial/non-commercial distinction)
Mass digitisation/orphan works (non-use; extended collective licensing)
Licensing and Business models (collecting societies; meta data; exchanges/hubs; windowing; crossborder availability)
Fair remuneration (levies; copyright contracts)
Enforcement (quantifying infringement; criminal sanctions; intermediary liability; graduated response; litigation and court data; commercial/non-commercial distinction; education and awareness)
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Datasets

Sample size: 161
Level of aggregation: Authorities
Period of material under study: 2015