China Cyber Charges: Take Beijing to the WTO Instead




The criminal indictment of five People Liberation Army officers for hacking into the computers of six U.S. companies for economic espionage to steal trade secrets and sensitive information sends a message but the bite has no teeth. The better way to hold China accountable is to take them to a World Trade Organization panel, which could issue a ruling that deals Chinese cyber piracy a telling blow. The TRIPS Agreement (Trade Related-Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) provides specific p...
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