Pirates of Globalization

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Pirates of Globalization: Questions 1 through 3 on page 103 Thinking Globally 1. Do you think that the international business community is being too lax about the abuse of intellectual property rights? Are international companies simply afraid to speak out for fear of jeopardizing access to attractive markets? Laws in some countries are softer than the laws in other (Wild and Wild, 2013, P. 89). There is anti-piracy laws promulgated but unfortunately not observed strictly enough to control piracy. In the case of Microsoft who is now suffering a tremendous lost of profit due to incessant act of copyright infringement, Microsoft seems to be soft in pursuing corrective action against piracy I believe due to fear of losing current trade position with the country. 2. Increased digital communication may pose a threat to intellectual property because technology allows people to create perfect clones of original works. How do you think the Internet is affecting intellectual property laws? Technology does make life easy and convenient for ordinary people like me but for those who rely on their intellectual creativity for livelihood it is a threat that needs to be addressed. There are laws that some countries are abiding with that slows down the cloning of original works by imposing penalties, some are steep enough to hurt the infringers but not strong enough to completely halt the practice. People’s promise to abide by the rules and laws is not guaranteed to happen. Intellectual property laws will have to be redesigned or rewritten in order to add some clause that will be able to catch certain technicalities that affects the potency of the existing laws. Technological advancement happens on a daily basis so lawmakers has to be vigilant regarding this changes. 3. Locate information on the Tiffany versus eBay lawsuit mentioned in the case. Identify the arguments of

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