Innovation is key to strong economics, but where there is a lack of intellectual property rights and a high risk of counterfeiting, there is a reluctance to invest and innovate and, as a result, huge potential losses to a country’s economy.
An EU report reveals the state of counterfeit imports in the EU, as well as Europe’s biggest national importers of fake goods.
Though China produces the overwhelming majority of counterfeit products, Turkey has become Europe's gateway for counterfeits by abusing with IP rights and an influx of Syrian refugees.
The creators of PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG) have filed a major lawsuit against Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite, citing apparent copyright infringement from Epic Games.
Wherever a product becomes successful, counterfeits and replicas will follow. Wargaming is no exception. The process of counterfeiting these miniatures known as recasting has plagued wargaming companies for decades.
Video games are increasingly being cracked by pirates on or even before their release day. With copy protection failing, is it game over for developers?