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?