By joining forces with China’s Ministry of Public Security, State Administration for Industry & Commerce, General Administration of Quality Supervision, State Intellectual Property Office and General Administration of Press and Publication, Alibaba today announced the war against the piracy and aims to create “synergistic online and offline mechanisms” to identify and shut down factories and other sources of counterfeit goods.

It’s been a long while, Alibaba group’s sites, especially the No.1 B2C ecommerce site Taobao Marketplace are suffering the complains about its counterfeit products from thousands of independent Chinese vendors. It’s obviously not an easy job to stop the piracy. According to Alibaba’s official news site Alizila, the company hopes to solve the piracy issue by the combination of digital “big data” technology with traditional law enforcement resources which could make investigation and enforcement of China’s intellectual property laws more effective.

Jack Ma, calls this country’s counterfeiting industry a “cancer” and a “tumor” in society. He did not exaggerate it. According to Alizila, “In 2012, a total of more than 94 million allegedly infringing listings were removed from Alibaba Group platforms. Approximately 5.5 million of them were taken down as a result of complaints from rights owners.”

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