Has China turned the corner on the path towards an innovation society? I think it’s too early to tell.
Brand loyalty is a wonderful thing, and it’s nice to see that Chinese consumers are turning away from fakes. But this a bit over the top.
U.S. military hardware is apparently riddled with sub-standard electronics from China. While the PRC isn’t blameless, the finger pointing should start at home.
After helping to drive smartphone prices into the ground, shanzhai handset makers jump to the next best thing. But the clock is ticking.
Mac fetishists have encroached upon the sacred territory that is China intellectual property law discourse. I sense a rant coming on.
I’m not usually a cheerleader for tough sentencing, but these guys got off way too easily for what they did.
What were these guys thinking?
Want a quick introduction to the world of China counterfeiting? The New York Times has your weekend IP reading.
The breadth of shanzhai is staggering. This week we take a wild ride that begins with the relatively staid area of fake electronics but then veers off into the sublime and the weird.
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.
For your weekend fake products pleasure, I present the shanzhai Great Wall, courtesy of some enterprising tourism entrepreneurs in Chengdu.
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…
The players: Apple – large multinational corporation that makes cool stuff and relies heavily on its brand name and product design Proview Technology – Shenzhen electronics manufacturer Unnamed third parties — shanzhai manufacturers, makers of your favorite iPad knockoffs The venue: Shenzhen eBook Forum – top venue for touting shanzhai ebook readers, including iPad clones…
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…