New Chinese Laws to Hit Streaming, Broadcasting of Foreign Content

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If implemented in their present form, the provisions will seriously impact the streaming and broadcasting of foreign motion picture and TV content. Read More

China Licensing Deals: Is This a New Scam?

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Don’t be a big sucker for a terrible China licensing agreement. Read More

PACT Presents “China Webinar: Working with China on Movies”

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On September 26, China media and entertainment lawyer Mathew Alderson will be discussing how movie and TV producers can “make the most of the opportunities China offers” as part of a FREE webinar. Read More

China Contracts and How to Send Your Initial Draft to your China Counter-party

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It is usually best for you to send this contract to the Chinese side as an already signed PDF. You achieve two goals by doing it this way. Read More

China Trademark Theft. It’s Baaaaaack in a Big Way

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Starting about a year or so ago, our China trademark lawyers started getting a ton of China trademark theft calls and the number of those calls has been accelerating ever since. Read More

China Copyrights: Hello Mr. Billionaire and Public Domain Material

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As of December 31, 2018, the works of any author who died in 1968 will arguably be in the public domain in China. That’s a lot of potential material coming on the market. The larger question is whether Hollywood will view this as a threat, an opportunity, or both. Read More

China Trademarks: The Hits Just Keep on Coming

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Faithful readers of the blog will remember that we have expressed a combination of incredulity and bemusement at the massive numbers of trademark applications being filed in China over the past few years. Well, the hits just keep on coming. Read More

China Contracts: Good and Bad

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Here are three ultra-basic and nearly universally required terms to look at when a China lawyer evaluates whether a contract will work for China or not. Read More

China Copyright Protection: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Plagiarism

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How do you know when a copyright has been infringed? For years, this wasn’t even a question people asked in China because it was so obvious. Slowly but surely, though, China’s enforcement of copyright infringement has improved. Read More

Chinese Video Streaming Platform AcFun Reveals Security Breach

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Chinese video streaming platform AcFun recently revealed that hackers had stolen data of tens of thousands of user. The company apologized for the breach and admitted that the leak was due to insufficient precautions to secure the platform. Read More

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