Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


This Article summarizes the establishment and principal purposes of the European Economic Community (EEC) and selected provisions of the Treaty of Rome. The author analyzes the inherent shortcomings of the provisions of the Treaty as they apply or fail to apply to piracy and counterfeiting of various goods, services and labor within the EEC. The author concludes that counterfeit goods and piracy will continue to be a substantial problem in the EEC absent increased cooperation among the member countries and the development of a common policy designed to deal with these issues.