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China Dragged Away from XP Kicking and Screaming

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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…

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Shanzhai Saturday: Going Full Pirate

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If you can’t copy well, you shouldn’t bother copying at all. A tip of my hat to shanzhai heroes who dream big, and a wag of my finger to the cheap bastards who sully the name of pirates everywhere.

Ming Dynasty Trade Problems – Same Old, Same Old

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I think I spent too much time outside today in the surprisingly-hot Beijing sun. Or perhaps it’s because I’ve been reading too many journal articles on intellectual property piracy and international trade. Either way, an article I just read about an archaeological find in Guangdong Province made me a bit giggly. Archaeologists working on the…

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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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Silicon Hutong on the IP Beat

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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…

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PRC Cyber-Litigation II

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As a follow on to yesterday’s post about cyber-litigation and the next wave of challenges, we have this interesting (if not unexpected) development, courtesy of ChinaTechNews: Ifeng.com, the authorized online broadcaster of Phoenix Satellite TV’s programs, has sued Ku6.com, one of China’s leading video websites, for "maliciously" uploading programs of Phoenix and gaining illegal profits…

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