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Statement In Response To The 2020 Notorious Markets Report

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement in response to the Office of The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) release of the 2020 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy report:

“Online marketplaces continue to serve as a vital lifeline for small businesses and consumers during the pandemic. IA member company anti-piracy and anti-counterfeit standards, partnerships, and technologies set the bar for the rest of the world and it defies reason to include them among a list of the worst of the worst IP infringers. IA members also work independently and with law enforcement and rights holders to protect their intellectual property and prevent piracy and counterfeiting.

“This year’s Notorious Markets report includes language highlighting that e-commerce platforms have invested significant time and resources to combat this problem and have developed innovative tools and processes along the way.”