One of the many IP topics we’ve discussed on this blog concerns the varying strategies employed by owners to combat piracy by changing the behavior of consumers. Many years ago, if you recall, everyone was talking about Microsoft’s China pricing strategy and whether its sky-high retail price for Windows was driving Chinese users into the [...]
A few days ago, we all heard that several of China’s major web portals would be moving towards a pay model for music. In other words, no more pirated MP3 files. You want it, you need to pay for it. Xinhua announced today that this presages a new era in China’s fight against IP infringement, [...]
Hey, even IP infringers gotta keep cool. Besides, it doesn’t sound like the local authorities seem particularly concerned.
Hiding your IP misdeeds in the cloud? Think again. They just might be coming after you in the near future.
SARFT shuts down unauthorized Wall-E remake, confirming that yes, copyright licenses are indeed mandatory in China.
The latest take on worldwide software piracy from the Business Software Alliance. Here are the highlights and a few comments.
Online defamation and copyright infringement are everywhere these days. But how do you sue someone in China if all you have is a username?
I think this infringement dispute might be slightly more complicated than you might think from the side-by-side comparison.
There are plenty of reasons to dislike the latest attempt by the entertainment industry to go after offshore pirates without bringing China into the conversation.
A balance between the rights of consumers and brand owners against those of online merchants already exists. Some protesters don’t get it.
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: . . [...]
Every time I see two domestic firms fighting over intellectual property rights, I get a smile on my face.
Confusing legal reforms, industry sleight of hand, and government blather — all in one convenient place.
The software industry’s new China survey contains data on potential piracy-related business losses. Are you scared yet?
It’s always interesting to get a glimpse into the thinking behind intellectual property litigation decisions. When are the circumstances sufficient to justify filing an infringement case? The list of factors is long, but the importance of lost profits was emphasized by the recent remarks of Robert Holleyman, head of the Business Software Alliance. The Wall [...]
I understand that these are busy birds, but they might want to pay attention to their brand in China. You know, we have a bit of an IP problem here.
Starbucks has apparently hurt the feelings of the Chinese people. Well, maybe just one cranky guy in Hefei trying to get some attention.
The Green Dam software infringement case survives a jurisdictional challenge, and China remains as a defendant.
Forget about the AIC. China Daily is now doing raids on suspected IP infringers. That’s a real commitment to a story.
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.