The Caribbean seems to be the historical home of pirates. When you think of hi-jinks on the high seas, you tend to think of the Caribbean. If you’re an American intellectual property owner, the swashbuckling lands of Antigua and Barbuda are no friends of yours. In what Americans are calling piracy, the Antiguans are calling justice. The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are threatening to strip intellectual property protections from American goods as part of a long-running trade dispute over the U.S. embargo on the tiny Caribbean nation’s online gambling industry. Interesting response, but potentially serious problem.
Read Raphael Satter’s Miami Herald article here:
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