“[A]n informative analysis of current challenges and efforts in protecting intellectual property. It is also a very useful resource for information about new US and international laws, treaties and government task force reports… [R]ecommended for lawyers and others in any area of media and entertainment law.”
—Peggy Garry, Public Research Quarterly
“A fascinating collection of important aspects relative to the intellectual property theft and fraud problem...should be required reading in any organized or white-collar crime class that wants to be at the cutting edge of the learning curve.”
— Dave Whelan, Delaware Valley College
“Examines the historical background and common definitions of such crimes, explains their extent and impact, and provides meaningful recommendations for addressing the problem. Make(s) the important case for seeing the problem of intellectual property theft and fraud as a global crime problem—one that can be linked to current issues of concern like immigration and terrorism.”
—Harry Dammer, University of Scranton
"Some crimes receive disproportionately more attention from researchers than the crime's affect on society may warrant. Others receive considerably less attention than they deserve. Jay Albanese's compilation on intellectual property theft and fraud is clearly in the latter category. The six contributions making up Combating Piracy introduce the general subject matter and provide specific information about such particular topics as film piracy and intellectual property crimes. Drawing on the efforts of researchers, and a helpful "what can be done" federal task force report, this timely book provides scholars, students, and informed citizens, with key information on a crime about which the world community will surely (if unfortunately) hear more in the coming decades."
—Philip L. Reichel, Ph.D., Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Northern Colorado Chair, International Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Studies