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  • Dalian Wanda Group CEO Wang Jianlin (foreground) at the Fortune Global Forum 2013 with Disney CEO Bob Iger and then CEO of Burberry, Anglea Ahdrendts. (Creative Commons—Stephen Chow).

Legal Roundup: Wanda Moves Ahead, Beijing Moots Cultural Blacklist

The first in a regular CFI series summarizing news in law and regulation affecting the entertainment business in China, the U.S. and the rest of the world.
By |February 6th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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Protecting Copyright Online in China: Register First

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.
By |January 29th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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Trends in Chinese Film Law and Regulation

As China’s movie business continues to grow old challenges still abound even as new issues emerge—many requiring legal or regulatory attention. China Film Insider looks at the trends we expect to hear more about in 2016.
By |January 19th, 2016|Featured Stories, Law|
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China Merchandising Rights: Legal Victory for Dreamworks on “Kung Fu Panda” Trademark

Not long ago, the Beijing Higher People’s Court ruled against a trademark squatter, Hu Xiaozhong (胡晓中), who had attempted to register the phrase “Kung Fu Panda” for a variety of automotive-related products such as children's carseats, seat headrests, and steering wheel covers.
By |December 29th, 2015|Featured Stories, Law|
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Protecting Copyright Online in China: Regulation of the Cloud

This is the third in our series on online copyright takedowns. In the first part, we provided a general summary of the regulations that establish the takedown procedures. These regulations enable enforcement of the “right of communication through an information network” as it applies to sound recordings and audiovisual recordings. In the […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Featured Stories, Law|
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China Contracts: Why Hong Kong Courts Are a Really Big Mistake

Following is the latest in a series of practical posts for anybody doing business in China brought to CFI readers by the China Law Blog.—The Editors

We continue to see contracts rendered unenforceable because the American or European party seeks to avoid application of Chinese law and enforcement in Chinese courts. By their own […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Featured Stories, Law|
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Protecting Copyright Online in China: Searching, Linking, or Storing?

This is the second in a series of posts about China’s system for the takedown of copyright subject matter stored or posted online without the copyright owner’s approval. In our first post, we provided a general summary of the regulations that establish the takedown procedures. These regulations enable enforcement of the “right of communication […]

By |November 26th, 2015|Featured Stories, Law|
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Protecting Copyright Online in China: Takedown Regulations

China has a pretty good system for taking down copyrighted subject matter illegally stored or posted online without the approval of the copyright owner. This is the first in a series of posts looking at online takedowns. In this post we provide a general summary of the regulations that establish the takedown procedures for copyrighted […]

By |November 16th, 2015|Featured Stories, Law|
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China Film Revenue: Who Watches the Watchers?

As reported last week, the Motion Picture Association of America has signed an agreement with China Film Group Corporation that will allow US rights owners to realize more money from film exhibition in China.
By |November 11th, 2015|Featured Stories, Law, Opinion|
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China’s Film Industry Promotion Law: The New Draft

China’s National People’s Congress issued a draft of the Film Industry Promotion Law for public comment on November 6, 2015. The law is to apply to “film activities” such as film development, production, distribution and release within the PRC. The published annotations indicate the law is intended to simplify the regulation of screenplays, film productions […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Featured Stories, Law|