International Data Corporation (IDC), “The Dangerous World of Counterfeit and Pirated Software” (2013)
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International Data Corporation (IDC), “The Dangerous World of Counterfeit and Pirated Software” (2013)

Counterfeit software is a major vector for the distribution of dangerous malware that imposes substantial costs on the economy and decreases the security of IT systems and data. IDC estimated that globally “the direct costs to enterprises from dealing with malware from counterfeit software will hit $114 billion” in 2013 and “[t]he potential losses from…

Department of Homeland Security, “Intellectual Property Rights Seizures Statistics” (FY 2013)
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Department of Homeland Security, “Intellectual Property Rights Seizures Statistics” (FY 2013)

The number of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) seizures increased nearly 7% to 24,361 from 22,848 in FY 2012. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of the goods had they been genuine, increased 38% to $1.7 billion. Tactical interagency collaboration led by the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Coordination Center led to 693 arrests, 411 indictments,…