IP Crime Annual Report (2017-2018)

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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 Annual Report (2017-2018)
Title: IP Crime Annual Report (2017-2018)
Author(s): IP Crime Group
Year: 2017
Citation: IP Crime Group (2018) IP Crime Annual Report (2017-2018)
Link(s): Open Access
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About the Data
Data Description: The report consists of an amalgamation of different reports and information from various organisations, including law enforcement agencies (trading standards, police) and industry bodies (e.g. BPI). This is supplemented by a case studies from Trading Standards.
Data Type: Secondary data
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Cross Country Study?: No
Comparative Study?: No
Literature review?: No
Government or policy study?: Yes
Time Period(s) of Collection:
  • 2017-2018
Funder(s):
  • Intellectual Property Office

Abstract

“The IP crime and enforcement 2017 to 2018 report highlights current and emerging threats surrounding counterfeiting and piracy, including those conducted online. The report contains statistical data and enforcement activities. These are from UK law enforcement agencies including Police, Trading Standards and Customs along with industry bodies.This year’s report includes a separate supplement with a sample of IP related case studies from Trading Standards.”

Main Results of the Study

• Consistently with previous years, the report finds that 15% of UK internet users (almost 7 million people) consumed online content illegally within the past three months. Infringing behaviour has primarily been driven by cost concerns (44% citing that they are motivated by the fact content is free) followed by convenience (41%). Despite these high figures, only 47 people were prosecuted under the Copyright Designs and Patent Act in 2017.

• Certain intricacies are evident at industry level. The report finds a notable increase in illegal streamed television services, with 5 million using these (including an increase in the use of IPTV/kodi boxes). As a consequence, 830,000 users have cancelled a TV subscription. Elsewhere, downward trends are evident, with the BPI reporting a decrease in illegal music consumption by 33%, falling from 54 million downloads to 35 million.

• China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan and Turkey continue to be the predominant source of IPR infringing (counterfeiting) goods.

Policy Implications as Stated By Author

No policy implications are stated by the authors.



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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