US Puts 12 Countries on Tight IPR Watchlist, Eases on RP
WASHINGTON (AP) -- China, Russia and 10 other nations were targetted by the United States for failing to sufficiently protect American producers of music, movies and other copyrighted material from widespread piracy.
The Bush administration on Monday placed the 12 countries on a "priority watchlist" which will subject them to extra scrutiny and could eventually lead to economic sanctions if the administration decides to bring trade cases before the World Trade Organization.
In addition to Russia and China, the 10 countries placed on the priority watchlist were Argentina, Chile, Egypt, India, Israel, Lebanon, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela.
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