China Box Office Audit Results Are In – Now What?

 /  Box Office  / 
This is essentially how the studios feel about their relationship with Chinese movie theaters – full of underreported revenue and unhappiness, and they hope it never ends. Read More

Wanda, Qingdao, and Magical Thinking vs. China Due Diligence

 /  Legal  / 
Last week the news broke that Dalian Wanda, the powerful Chinese real estate developer and entertainment company, was selling off its half-built movie studio, a massive complex under construction near Qingdao. Read More

China Copyrights: Ultraman, My Ultraman

 /  Legal  / 
The dispute between Tsuburuya and Blue Arc Animation over the rights to Ultraman hasn’t yet resulted in a lawsuit in China, but it's worth taking a closer look at the facts. Read More

Sports Broadcast Copyright in China: the Stranglehold of Originality

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

Sina Weibo Hit with Video Streaming Ban from China Regulators

 /  Legal  / 
Chinese regulators have shut down webcasting services including live streaming, on three popular platforms in China for violating government standards by broadcasting negative commentary on political and social news. Read More

2nd Annual China-US Entertainment Law Conference Set for June 21 in Beijing

 /  Legal  / 
China Law Blog is organizing the second annual China-US Entertainment Law Conference on June 21 in Beijing. Read More

China IP Licensing Agreements — Look Before You Leap

 /  Legal  / 
As IP protection in China continues to grow stronger, foreign companies are seeking to access the Chinese market in increasingly sophisticated ways. Read More

China Defamation Law – Based on a (Mostly) True Story

 /  Legal  / 
There's a reason you don't see many biopics in China, despite its long and rich history. Read More

Filmmaker’s Fracas with School Highlights Copyright Concerns

 /  Legal  / 
Whose movie is it, anyway? Read More

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