September 22, 2017 by Diane
Pam is walking around Shanghai and sees shops that contain shoes, handbags, clothes, and jewelry that are all emblazoned with the logos of famous designers. Upon walking inside, she notices that many of these products, while not very cheap, are still markedly cheaper than if she were to buy the exact same product in the United States. The quality looks and feels great, so without a second thought, she purchases a handbag. After all, this isn’t a shady stand on a roadside. This is a seemingly legitimate store. It isn’t until she’s back in the United States that she discovers that the Louis Vuitton handbag that she bought is a fake.
This type of situation is fairly common. There are often only subtle differences between a real and fake product that may not be detectable at first touch or first look. Other times, people are aware that what they’re purchasing is a counterfeit good and simply don’t care. Regard ...
October 06, 2015 by Diane
At an event in Brussels earlier today, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its report titled, “Data-Driven Innovation: Big Data for Growth and Well-Being.” When this happened, SIIA welcomed the report and its findings.
The OECD’s Digital Economy Outlook, which was released yesterday, confirms the economic and social importance of software, information technology and digital content. Key findings include:
SIIA Testifies at Joint Congressional Subcommittee Hearing on Student Privacy