Intellectual Property crime
Intellectual Property (IP) crime can be big business; for many organised criminals, IP crime can be hugely profitable for only a small investment. Counterfeiting of digital media, fashion goods, electronic goods and other items has been aided by advancements in current technologies. Though ‘knock off’ goods can seem victimless, businesses can see their reputations damaged by the poor quality of counterfeited goods. Copyright theft and infringement describes the unauthorised use of copyrighted material, be it photos, videos, music or software, without permission.
Below is a list of common IP crimes. Click on them to read more about the potential impact and how you can protect yourself.
- Counterfeit crimes
- Copyright theft
- Intellectual property theft