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NCJ Number: NCJ 208135     Find in a Library
Title: Intellectual Property and White-Collar Crime: Report of Issues, Trends, and Problems for Future Research
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: National White Collar Crime Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2004
Page Count: 50
  Annotation: This report examines the main issues surrounding intellectual property (IP) and white collar crime (WCC).
Abstract: The creation and dissemination of IP is a key component of economic, social, and cultural progress. This report views intellectual property rights (IPR) violations as a form of WCC that also stimulates other WCC’s, such as money laundering and investment fraud. Following the introduction, the first section outlines the theoretical basis for IP legislation, focusing on the economic, legal, and political literature. The third and fourth sections identify crimes associated with IP and describe controversial applications of IP law, which largely involve differences in cultural norms. Issues grappled with in this section include those related to constitutional rights and privileges, economic theory, computer technology, and social philosophy. Also discussed in these sections are the racketeering statutes specifically created to address IP violations that occur within organized criminal groups and international IP issues, including jurisdictional conflicts. The final section presents research findings on IPR violations from government and industry-based reports and presents the survey findings of the 2003-2004 study on the connection between IP and WCC conducted by the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Concerns and challenges involving IP issues are discussed and future areas for research are identified. One avenue for future research is the identification of the characteristics of non-traditional, transnational criminal groups that are engaged in IPR violations. Tables, endnotes
Main Term(s): White collar crime ; NIJ grant-related documents
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties ; Trend analysis ; Transnational Crime
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 1700-220
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Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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