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…
The latest take on worldwide software piracy from the Business Software Alliance. Here are the highlights and a few comments.
It’s always interesting to get a glimpse into the thinking behind intellectual property litigation decisions. When are the circumstances sufficient to justify filing an infringement case? The list of factors is long, but the importance of lost profits was emphasized by the recent remarks of Robert Holleyman, head of the Business Software Alliance. The Wall…
The Green Dam software infringement case survives a jurisdictional challenge, and China remains as a defendant.
The pros and cons of outsourcing in China, along with some great IP protection lessons.
Yesterday’s Op/Ed by the head of the Business Software Alliance on software piracy in China crossed the line from advocacy writing to outright deception. Part I of a two-part response.
China announced a new program yesterday that provides subsidies for firms that export technology services and software. I haven’t read up on my WTO anti-subsidy law for a couple of years, but I would certainly like to know how this plan will pass muster.
Microsoft is not getting much out of the China market, and IP infringement is a big part of the problem.