•Media Piracy is the unauthorized copying of materials and selling them. Some argue that it has resulted from demand (There are various types or versions of piracy with different laws)
Confiscated pirate dvd's from the black market
•Organized crime in China produces the largest number of pirated dvds. Some argue that communism simply opposes the personal claim for profit on intellectual property.
Counterfeits that do not make an overt claims to be original are considered imitations. Many countries create local versions of global hits in order to customize to language and values. For example, Turkish ET uses a young peasant boy who eventually flies his fruit cart in the sky instead of a bike in the original. See more international imitations here.
The larger issue with imports and imitations is how the media influences the cultural identity. In literature we speak of allegories that no one owns (like a hero) but in capitalism Superman is trademarked. Why or why not should media be cross cultural? Why or why not should it be globally regulated?