U.S. lawmakers target six top copyright piracy countries
by GRANT GROSS
ComputerWorld, publication date: 06 April 2006
"The congressional group's report said China is 'awash' in pirated goods. When warehouses or manufacturing facilities for pirated goods are raided by Chinese police, the products are seized, but owners face only small fines, the group said. Some Chinese Internet service providers have become online warehouses for pirated digital works, the group's report added.
Russia hosts 47 plants manufacturing optical disks containing pirated materials, the report said. The country is also home to perhaps the largest Internet pirate site in the world, which Russian authorities have declined to investigate, the group said."