Stealing Intelectual Property

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Stealing property from across the Globe A security guard may vigilantly patrol a company’s premises afterhours, checking every room and watching all the camera footage to safeguard his company, but major threats to the companies property may still be in danger from sources that aren’t even on the same continent. Due to the intertwined networks that makeup the functional framework of most business these days, more and more companies find themselves at risk of losing assets to overseas thieves. The article I read from The New York Times was titled U.S. Accuses Six Chinese Citizens of Stealing Tech Data. It concerned the recent case of, as descried in the title, six People’s Republic of China citizens who are being accused, under a law that is only rarely used, of stealing the intellectual property of a Silicon Valley based firm, namely the design for a chip that is used in the manufacturing of cell phones. The men in question held jobs in the United States for an extended duration and then following their time in the states, started to manufacture chips in China, selling and distributing them using the technology and trade secrets they learned during their time in Silicon Valley. The State Department is looking into this situation, however, even though they know who is responsible, guilty verdicts with actual prison sentences served are not the usual outcome due to the nature of US relations with the People’s Republic of China. This emphasizes one of the largest concerns with this type of theft on an international scale, technology, and the thieving of technology, is progressing faster than many of our foreign policies allow for. In the United States we are able to prosecute guilty parties for cybercrimes and stolen technology, but we do not have a similar control over all of the individuals we are sharing the Internet with. To a great extent the…...

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