The Chinese are none too pleased that Microsoft will be retiring XP next month, and the bitching and moaning has been fairly loud. But while it is true that in a sense, Microsoft will be leaving a large percentage of its PRC user base in the lurch, I would argue that the complaints have been…
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…
Oh no! The Chinese want to copy a picturesque Austrian village. The residents are up in arms, and I’m rolling on the floor laughing.
China’s online IP troubles haven’t gone away yet, but we are moving towards a long term stabilization.
It’s easy to bitch about Disney’s aggressive IP positions, but it’s not exactly sucking the life out of poor nations.
Believe it or not, the incidence of online copyright infringement in China has recently been dropping, at least as far as the big video sites are concerned. Why? The industry has matured.
Pet peeve of mine. I don’t like it when the press talks about software registration as a standalone IP right. It isn’t. It is, however, evidence of an already-existing copyright held by the owner/developer of the software.
If we’re going to talk about China IP law, let’s first admit that it exists, and then we can move on to where it’s heading in the future.
A few quick comments about the intellectual property forum I attended in Beijing and the panel discussion I moderated on the in-house/outside counsel relationship.
As another follow-up to my posts last week on cyber-litigation and its future in China, David had an excellent post a few days ago that touched on some of the same issues. This part about Youku is particularly worth a read: Youku is particularly happy about that the statistics suggesting that people spend more time…