U.S. faults China over copyright violations
The Associated Press
International Herald Tribune, publication date: 7 June 2006
"WASHINGTON A U.S. official said Wednesday that China's continuing failure to stop copyright piracy of U.S. movies, music, software and other goods put U.S. businesses at a competitive disadvantage.
'The problems in China run deep,' the official, Chris Israel, the U.S. coordinator for international intellectual property enforcement, said in remarks prepared for delivery before a congressional advisory panel. 'The rising tide of counterfeiting and piracy in China has created enormous challenges for U.S. businesses.'
He noted that industries dealing with intellectual property employ 18 million Americans."