Sports Broadcast Copyright in China: the Stranglehold of Originality

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Copyright in sports broadcasts is not explicitly recognized in China by statute, though it has been recognized in some Chinese copyright cases. Read More

Legal Protections for Sports Broadcasts in China Conference, Beijing, June 23

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On Friday June 23, in collaboration with the National Copyright Administration of China, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will be putting on a one-day conference on legal protections for sports broadcasts. Read More

China and Hollywood Panel: January 19 in Los Angeles

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China Law Blog's Mathew Alderon's panel will focus on how to work within China’s legal system on new productions and on how to deal with the unique challenges China presents when doing productions there. Read More

A China Film and TV Toolkit

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In response to intellectual property concerns in China, the UK Government, the British Film Institute, and the Producers Alliance for Cinema & Television (PACT) recently collaborated to prepare a new UK-China Film & TV Toolkit. Read More

The Ins and Outs of Getting Money Out of China

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Chinese banks are becoming much stricter with certain types of remittances. Read More

Copyright Takedowns in China, Part V: The End of Online Anonymity?

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Copyright infringers in China are only required to identify themselves to the copyright owner if the infringers object to the takedown. Read More

Doing a Deal in China? Get a Company Search Report First

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Confirm your Chinese partner company exists and whether it's in good standing with the law. Read More

Protecting Copyright Online in China: Register First

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If you ever expect to have infringing content taken down, the single most important thing you should do is register your copyright in China in advance. Read More

Copyright Pledges in China Film & TV Finance

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Though a framework exists, the registration of pledges is not yet common in the Chinese film and TV business. Read More

China’s Film Industry Online, Part 4. It’s About Copyrights.

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This is the final post in a series looking at developments in China’s digital ancillaries market. In this series we’ve seen that China’s ancillaries are still comparatively small despite explosive box office growth. In part 1, I looked at how China leads the world in online consumption and how China’s consumers prefer to use mobile Read More

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