Knock us over with a feather: a investigate by a European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has found that those who transgress egghead skill for a vital are utterly lustful of anonymity technologies that cover their tracks.
The Office final week issued a Deloitte-penned investigate patrician Research on Online Business Models Infringing Intellectual Property Rights (PDF), a initial bid in a investigate plan directed during reckoning out only who pirates what and why.
The investigate aims “to yield an overview of a opposite infringing business models, assessing how they function, how they are financed, how they beget increase for their operators, what kinds of calm they disseminate and how vast their user bases are.” It’s hoped that policy-makers can arm themselves with this information and respond accordingly.
The investigate identified 25 opposite business models for IP abuse, characterised as follows:
- Five business models where IPR is dissipated in a domain name (or other digital identifier) in selling practices on a open Internet: cybersquatting, domain name parking, associate selling and selling of products possibly associated or separate to a dissipated IPR.
- Five business models where IPR is not dissipated in a domain name (or other digital identifier) in selling practices on a open Internet: