“Apple was slow to act against the booming counterfeit industry in China and other Asian countries, according to cables obtained by WikiLeaks,” Mark Milian reports for CNN.
“The technology giant eventually organized a team in March 2008 to curtail the explosion of knockoff iPods and iPhones, according to an electronic memo from the Beijing embassy dated September 2008,” Milian reports. “Yet, three years after Apple moved to crack down on widespread counterfeiting and put pressure on China, progress has been slow. Gadget piracy isn’t a high priority for the Chinese government, the U.S. reports and experts say.”
Milian reports, “Members of Apple’s recently formed global security team were recruited from Pfizer after they executed a series of crackdowns on counterfeit Viagra production in Asia, the report says.”
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[Attribution: MacNN. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jax44” for the heads up.]