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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Indonesia - survey on counterfeiting and piracy effects on society

MIAP the Indonesian Anti Counterfeiting Society (website) on Thursday publicly revealed it's study into the effects of counterfeiting and piracy on Indonesian society, conducted by the University of Indonesia's school of economics. Rather than talk about losses to business, they have focused on the harm to the state, including a figure of nearly USD5 billion in lost taxes. They surveyed a range of industries on 2010 across Java. The IP office was present at the press conference and revealed that their total enforcement budget of USD80,000 was insufficient to do very much at all.

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