Judge Not Laughing, Calls ‘Madame Bovary’ ‘a Shallow Insult’

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A Chinese judge apparently thought "I Am Not Madame Bovary" was nothing to laugh at, calling its plot an insult to her profession. Read More

China Enacts New Film Promotion Law

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China’s long-awaited Film Promotion Law was enacted by the Standing Committee of the PRC National People’s Congress on November 7, 2016 and is set to take effect on March 1, 2017. Read More

China Adopts New Film Law, Will Impact Imports and Co-Productions

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China's new film law surprises few, focusing more on official codification of existing regulations, and maintaining the status quo towards foreign film producers. Read More

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

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