Tag Archives: Internet

Is China “Winning the Battle Against Piracy”?

November 6, 2012

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, […]

China Issues Draft Revision to Internet Law

June 7, 2012

China released proposed changes to its Internet law on Thursday that aim to further eliminate anonymity on the Web and expand control over the companies behind the country’s boisterous microblogging scene. In a draft update of the government’s “Methods for Governance of Internet Information Services”, China is proposing to widen the definition of Internet information […]

There’s a Special Place in Internet Hell Reserved for These Fraudsters

March 28, 2012

Imagine you’re a victim of online fraud and desperate to get some help. Then you find a police web site dedicated to stopping online fraudsters. You’d be quite relieved, I’m sure, and if you’re particularly gullible, you might be persuaded to part with a small sum of money required as an enforcement fee. You can […]

Online IP Infringement Cases Gumming Up the Works in China’s Courts?

December 20, 2011

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: . . […]

IP-Backed Loans for China SMEs

November 2, 2011

One of the high-tech zones in Beijing has been running a pilot project for the past several years that allows start-ups to secure loans backed by intellectual property. The program is now being expanded, and the State Intellectual Property Office is reportedly reviewing guidelines. It’s well known that start-ups in China have huge problems going […]