Christopher R. Perry, Exporting American Copyright Law, 37 Gonz L. Rev. 451 (2002).
The copyright industries estimate that they lost approximately $9 billion of revenue in 1999 and $7.5 billion in 2000 to piracy. Certainly, the large-scale piracy of music, motion picture, and software in China has not escaped the attention of the world.3 It is estimated that ninety percent of music products in China are counterfeit. In one recent example, the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was available in the streets of China only days after it was first released in movie theaters. Considering the importance of the copyright industries to the United States economy, the topic of copyright piracy is one that receives much attention. Yet despite the attention, piracy still flourishes abroad. How are U.S. copyright holders to protect their copyrights from the modern day version of the Barbary pirates?