Headlines from China: These Three Genres Unlikely to Thrive in China

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On April 19, a panel on screenwriting took place at the Beijing International Film Festival. Top screenwriters and industry executives talk about the current state and future development of genre films in China. Read More

PUBG Corp Sues NetEase for Infringing Chicken and Pan Copyrights

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South Korea’s PUBG Corp, the developer of hit game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), is suing NetEase in the US for copyright infringement, unfair competition and trade dress infringement over the Chinese company’s Knives Out and Rules of Survival. Read More

Video Streaming Site Youku Sues Toutiao for Illegally Distributing Wolf Warriors 2

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Youku, a leading video streaming service owned by Alibaba, is suing online content aggregator Toutiao (in Chinese) and video platform Yuncheng Sunshine Media (our translation; 运城阳光传媒 in Chinese) for distributing the movie Wolf Warriors 2. Read More

Short Video App Caught Red-handed Stealing Content

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Qihoo 360’s new video streaming platform Kuaishipin (快视频 translated roughly to ‘fast video’) issued an official apology on Weibo to Bilibili creators today over the recent content theft allegations. Read More

How This Chinese Video Company is Thriving on Youth-generated Content

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Did Bilibili, who now holds not only content copyrights but also the government green light, cross the political line like its competitor did? One would need to inspect all of the missing content to find out. Read More

Plagiarism Prize Gives Backhanded Compliment to Copycats in China

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China’s first literary award for plagiarism has debuted to wide fanfare and public amusement, with many commending the creative effort to combat widespread copyright infringement in online publishing. Read More

Chinese Police Crack Biggest Case of Online Piracy

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Chinese authorities have cracked the largest case in China of online film and TV series piracy, in which perpetrators made over 8 million yuan in revenues from illegally displaying advertising to users, running off servers across China. Read More

Filmmaker’s Fracas with School Highlights Copyright Concerns

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Whose movie is it, anyway? Read More

Copyright Protection in China – It’s Real, and It’s Spectacular

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An article in Monday’s Wall Street Journal, How a Plague on the Movie and Music Industries Became Their Chief Protector in China: Chinese search giant Baidu’s transition to creator and buyer of content has changed its priorities, sums up the change that is happening with China IP protection and enforcement. Read More

TCB In RMB: M&A, Copycats, IPO and Noncompetes

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TCB In RMB is a weekly summary of important developments in the Chinese entertainment business. Read More