Proving What a China Copyright Registration Covers

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Registering a copyright in China is one thing. But will you be able to prove it if it’s challenged? Read More

China Law Answers: Do I Need Permits for My Independent Film?

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Can I just take my cast and crew a low-budget, independent movie to shoot in China without bothering with permits? Read More

A New Film Law is Coming: Part 5 of the First CFI Guide

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As China’s film industry continues to boom, shining as a bright spot in a largely troubled economy, the imperative for transparent governance will only grow. Read More

Streaming App CEO Sentenced to 42 Months for Lewd Content

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A district court in Beijing has sentenced the CEO of QVOD, the company behind the now-defunct video-streaming application Kuaibo, to 42 months in prison and fined 1 million yuan (US$150,000). Read More

A China IP Reality Check, Part 3

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In the thrilling conclusion of this three-part series, we discuss some of the things you can and should do if you are licensing content in China and wish to avoid an unpleasant copyright fate. Read More

The Import Rules Are Strict: Part 3 of the First CFI Guide

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In the run-up to China’s joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, negotiators hit a wall over the number of international motion pictures China would allow inside its borders each year. Read More

A China IP Reality Check, Part 2

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In Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed the background of the Talpa-Canxing dispute over The Voice of China. Now we’ll see what happened after Canxing broke Talpa’s heart. Read More

A China IP Reality Check

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One of the most popular shows in China, "The Voice of China," is embroiled in legal controversy, and the outcome could affect every single content license in China. Read More

Draft Film Law Favors Local Films over Hollywood Imports

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Foreign films may find it harder to enter the Chinese theatrical market due to new laws being considered by the country’s top legislature. Read More

Opinion: ‘Star Trek’ Trademark Underprotected in China

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A limited trademark registration means an entrepreneurial Chinese firm could soon market Star Trek vitamins if it wanted to. Read More

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