Minor story, but if you’re wondering about recent trends in the intellectual property scene over here, keep your attention on the Internet. According to China Daily, the Supreme People’s Court is planning a judicial interpretation sometime next year to deal with this issue. The SPC issued a statement that included the following stats:
. . . disputes in online copyright infringement have taken up half of copyright cases this year, due to a boost in information exchanges on the Internet.
Copyright infringement took up 60 percent of total IPR cases in the first 10 months of this year. The total number of IPR cases surged to more than 52,000 by the end of October, a 42 percent rise and the first time it went over the record of 50,000.
Most of these cases involve very low damages, but they take up the same judicial resources as any other civil suit. More on this in 2012 . . .