Mexican IP Official: Infringement Is A More Serious Problem Than Drug Trafficking
from the say-what-now? dept
It's no secret that Mexico has a huge drug trafficking problem. However, according to Jose Rodrigo Roque Diaz -- the director of the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property, that's nothing compared to the real problem of intellectual property infringement (Google translation of the original Spanish, found via Copycense):
According to the director of the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property (IMPI), Jose Rodrigo Roque Diaz, piracy is not given due attention, which is equivalent to theft of a house or a vehicle.So, already, you know you're off to a bad start when someone can't comprehend the difference between infringement and theft. But, seriously, I don't think anyone can legitimately suggest that infringement in Mexico is a bigger issue than the illegal drug trade. I recognize that intellectual property maximalists have a long history of massively exaggerating nearly everything... but, it should at least pass the laugh test, shouldn't it?