This case goes back a few years. Some activist types in New York filed a federal suit against Baidu because their propaganda political speech did not pop up in search results. Claimants said that Baidu had violated their right to free speech. At the time, I responded with a rant, “Baidu vs. NYC Dissidents: Why [...]
You might remember a strange little case that was filed back in 2011 by some Chinese dissidents in New York. Their weak ass sadly untested argument was that Baidu was censoring search results such that their anti-China content did not come up when folks did a search. The plaintiffs argued that this was a violation of [...]
Two unrelated copyright stories, although I find it interesting that at the same time a major civil suit regarding authors’ rights is being heard, the country is poring over the second draft amendments to the Copyright Law. One of the big issues in the draft is the royalty structure for creative folks in the music [...]
It doesn’t get any better than this. Famous brand being used on condoms by a trademark squatter. And the good guy wins.
The Notorious Markets List is no longer limited to Chinese and Eastern European offenders. The 2011 report clearly shows that this is a global problem.
I’m beginning to understand why the Chinese government hates rumors so much. Maybe Wall Street should be banned from social media?
Finally, harmonious search results! As a public service, the good folks at the People’s Daily introduce Jike, the People’s search engine.
China’s B2B giant pleases movie industry with new anti-piracy effort. But there’s a larger story here that should make them even happier.
A few additional thoughts I had after reading the complaint, and then I promise I’ll give this case a rest.
We could talk about this case for days. Here are just a few thoughts, legal and otherwise.
I’ll write more on this tomorrow, but the basics are that a group of eight pro-democracy folks have sued Baidu in New York because links to their political content is not making its way to users in China via search results. This is a ridiculous, frivolous publicity stunt put forward by professional activists. I’m not [...]
China’s online IP troubles haven’t gone away yet, but we are moving towards a long term stabilization.
Another Chinese listed company turning its back on copyright infringement. This here globalization thing has its good points after all.
China Net firms made the US government IP Bad Guy list once again, but don’t expect this trend to continue much longer.
Some kid visits a Net company and journalists worldwide become physically aroused. It ain’t a pretty scene.
I read yet another article today on building global China brands that doesn’t say how to build global China brands. Either I’m missing the point or the hot weather has fried my brain.
A Shanghai court has found that Baidu didn’t act fast enough in taking down information that infringed a woman’s right of reputation. I’m looking forward to the appellate decision.