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China's 100-day anti-piracy campaign crushes IP thieves

Almost 13 million units of pirated computer software, CDs, and DVDs have been destroyed since a 100-day anti-piracy campaign was initiated by the Chinese authorities.

Almost 13 million units of pirated computer software, CDs, and DVDs have been destroyed since a 100-day anti-piracy campaign was initiated by the Chinese authorities.

From unlicensed factories to street vendors, police have begun to seize assets, materials and fake products in the nations' largest clampdown of counterfeit intellectual property, reports the Xinhua News Agency.

Police and copyright officers have so far closed down 8,907 shops and street vendors, 481 publishing companies and 942 illegal websites.

Chinese vice premier Wu Yi met with US ambassadors earlier this month to commit to combat piracy and protect the rights and interests of intellectual property owners.

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