Unit 22 The Globalization of Deceit
Before you read
Discuss these questions.
1 What do you think globalization means?
2 Are you in favour of globalization or against it?
3 How is globalization connected with counterfeiting?
Counterfeitersignore patents,which protect intellectual property, copyright and trademarks,by producing cheap copies or fakesof branded
goods. These infringementsare openly practised daily, affecting many businesses. Digitisationand the internet have made it easier than ever to mass reproduce and distribute quality counterfeit products. The music industry in particular claims to be losing millions because of file sharing systemswhich allow the downloadingof music free of charge.
Preview Counterfeiting Glossary
copycatn the term for someone who copies the work of another person:
The Australian government has announced that it is cracking down on
copyrightn thelegal right that belongs to the person who has created a
new artistic work or piece of software: All of the graphics and editorial
content on this site are protected under US copyright.
currencyn the type of money that is used by a particular country or
trading bloc: The euro is the currency of most member states of the
European Union. Collocations: foreign currency, hard currency,
currency dealer, currency exchange rate, currency trading
defraudv to cheat another person by taking something that they own: He
admitted defrauding his employer of more than £2m.
enforcev to make people obey a law or rule: Enforcing a patent can be a
long and expensive process. - enforcement n; enforceable adj
faken copy or imitation of a genuine article: Experts have identified the
components as fakes. –fake; v synonyms: copy n; copyv.
file-swappingn exchanging files between computers on a network:
Record companies tried to close down the illegal file-swapping website.
infringement n a breach of the law or of another person's rights: The
company is being sued over infringements of copyright technology.
intellectual propertyn something that a person or business has invented
and which is protected by patent: All international businesses are having
to spend more on protecting their intellectual property.
patentn a special right given to the inventor of a machine or process:
Some governments do not recognize patents on software.- patent v; patented adj Synonyms: copyright n; collocations: patent pending, patent
piracyn infringement of copyrights: The association has launched a
campaign to fight software piracy.
profitabilityn the ability of a business to earn profits: Increased labour
costs have reduced our profitability. profit n; profit v; profitable adj
trademarkn a special, registered picture or symbol that is associated
with a particular brand or product: Our trademark is now well-known in
most countries in the region.
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