Lesson Plan on Intellectual Property: Combating Piracy in China
Counterfeiting leads to an annual estimated revenue loss of $200 - $250 billion for U.S. companies and an annual loss of 100,000 jobs in the European Union. According to Interpol, trade in counterfeits worldwide grew eight times the speed of legitimate trade in the 1990s. In China, $16 billion of counterfeit goods are sold every year. In a globalized world where criminals are networked to take advantage of the global economy, efforts to combat piracy must be global as well.
In this lesson plans students, will learn about the trade in counterfeit goods and how globalization is impacting the trade. Students will learn about the global supply chain of illicit and licit goods and how and where illicit trade is conducted. Additionally, students will participate in a mock U.S. Trade Representatives meeting to fight piracy in China.
|Unit Objectives |Your State Standard |
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|To understand how people organize for the production, | |
|distribution, and consumption of goods and services. | |
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|To analyze the role that supply and demand, prices, incentives, | |
|and profits play in determining what is produced and distributed | |
|in a competitive market system |...