i2Coalition Submits Comments on USTR Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coalition”) is made up mainly of small to medium sized businesses which are cloud providers, data centers, web hosting companies, registrars, registries and other foundational Internet enterprises, and our industry strongly believes that a robust intellectual property protection framework with elements supporting technological and commercial innovation is critical to the expansion of American global digital trade and the export of Internet-enabled goods and services. Our member companies include rights holders who value and depend upon intellectual property protection, and who have invested significant resources to develop and implement tools to combat online piracy.
Every year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) compiles a Notorious Markets List for Counterfeiting and Piracy identifying examples of online and physical markets that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy or trademark counterfeiting. The issue focus for the 2020 Notorious Markets List will examine the use of e-commerce platforms and other third-party intermediaries to facilitate the importation of counterfeit and pirated goods into the United States.
Concerning the 2020 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy, the i2Coalition submits the following comments: