TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday [4-3-19] ordered a crackdown on counterfeit products on third-party online marketplaces, asking for more information on how the United States can better track and curb such sales. The memo signed by Trump said that the value of global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods may rise to half a trillion dollars a year, with about 20 percent of this trade infringing upon U.S. intellectual property…Companies including Amazon.com Inc, eBay Inc and China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd have policies that ban counterfeit goods and have pointed to their investments in programs to keep fakes off their platforms.”

Steve Holland, “Trump orders crackdown on counterfeit sales online,” Reuters, April 3, 2019 7:40 am