We the undersigned members are hereby making a direct plea for the management and Support staff at Care2 to remove and monitor the constant use of Care2 by SPAMMERS to hijack this site for the sale of counterfeit goods. We plea for immediate action on this issue and request that Care2 institutes a policy to prevent this ongoing and constant assault on the members by illegal practices. We the members are fully aware that this is an illegal practice and a direct violation of the United States and the United Nations to protect intellectual and property rights.
Further information can be found at:
The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
recognizes intellectual property as a fundamental human right.
*74% of exports-- or $1 trillion-- are driven by American IP-intensive industries. (Global Intellectual Property Center: "IP Creates Jobs for America," NDP Consulting, May 2012.)
*IP-intensive industries contribute $5.8 trillion to U.S. output, making up 38% of total U.S. GDP. (Global Intellectual Property Center: "IP Creates Jobs for America," NDP Consulting, May 2012.)
*China continues to be the number one source country for counterfeit and pirated goods seized, accounting for 62% or $124.7 million of the total domestic value of seizures. (Customs and Border Protection, Intellectual Property Rights - Seizure Statistics: Fiscal Year 2011)
*G20 governments and consumers lose $125 billion annually, including losses in tax revenue, from counterfeiting and piracy. (Frontier Economics, Estimating the Global Economic and Social Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy, February 2011.)
*Digital piracy costs the global economy $75 billion annually. (Frontier Economics, Estimating the Global Economic and Social Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy, February 2011.)
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