About the author Mathew Alderson is a partner at law firm Harris Bricken Attorneys & Consultants. An Australian-qualified entertainment lawyer with more than 20 years experience, Mathew has lived in Beijing since 2009. In China his clients include major Hollywood studios, producers, agencies, directors and writers. Mathew enjoys a practice ranging from the acquisition of Chinese literary properties to co-development deals, co-production deals and distribution and financing arrangements. His work also includes the structuring of foreign-invested entities, music licensing and intellectual property protection generally. Mathew is Chair of the Media & Entertainment Forum of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and a regular contributor to www.chinalawblog.com
On closer examination, though, all that happened was that the Beijing Municipal Government had issued a release mentioning a plan to allow foreign investment into VPN services as part of some sort of limited pilot scheme. Read More
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 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
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
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