With the Special 301 report’s credibility in doubt for years, it seems that there is a double down on wild accusations.
The 2017 “notorious markets” is accusing piracy as being a driving force for the spread of malware. It also lists several sites.
We’ve noted several times in the past just how bad the credibility of the USTR Special 301 report has been over the years. This year’s report is not only no exception, but could very well outdo the previous years of proving that it lacks credibility.
A few days ago, we highlighted the USTR Special 301 report and briefly mentioned how Canada was put on a priority watchlist. Now, it’s starting to look like putting the country on the priority watchlist could backfire.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative issued the Special 301 Report (PDF) for 2007.