Tag Archives: counterfeiting

Forged Verdict in Henan: a New Low For Shanzhai

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Hard to believe, but yes, the Shanzhai culture has reached down to the local court system. Forged documents are nothing new; we’ve all seen stories about fake diplomas, plagiarized academic papers, and fake corporate seals. You don’t like that court judgment? Replace it with a better one. Certainly makes sense. Details from China Daily: Forgery…

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Microsoft Successful in Windows Copyright Suit in Shanghai

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A local court in Shanghai ruled on Thursday that Dazhong Insurance must pay Microsoft 2.17 million yuan ($317,900) as compensation for using pirated Microsoft software, NetEase.com reported. Court evidence showed that Shanghai-based Dazhong installed and used at least 450 sets of nine pirated Microsoft programs. Microsoft demanded that the defendant to stop the infringement and…

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TESO iPad Clone: A Little IP Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing

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The iPad clones have been the talk of the Shanzhai scene since January, with several noteworthy participants, including Shenzhen Dragon Brother Industrial’s P88 and Superman Industrial’s Epad.† The knockoffs vary widely in quality and features; Shanzhai.com has described the Epad as “the first honest attempt at an iPad clone.” Whatever that means. The baldfaced intellectual…

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