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

China Copyrights: No, You Can’t Call It Fair Use

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As China’s homegrown media companies like Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent continue to pay serious money for the rights to stream tv shows, movies, and other copyrighted material, more lawsuits are being filed in Chinese courts seeking to enforce China’s copyright law, and more official efforts are underway to reduce the amount of pirated material available in China. Read More

China Trademarks: The Limits of Fame

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In the HBO Studio Restaurant matter, Home Box Office faces two big problems. First of all, HBO is not well-known in China in ANY context. Read More

The CFI Guide to Film Production in China

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Welcome to the 10-part series of practical tips that will make up the China Film Insider (CFI) Guide to 10 Things to Know about Working in Film in China. 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 Copyright Law: We Need to Talk

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Copyright is an essential part of any substantive IP protection plan in China, but many companies fail to take an extremely important step: registering their copyrights in China. Read More

Copyright Protection Does Exist: Part 8 of the First CFI Guide

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China has had a poor reputation for rampant piracy and disregard of intellectual property (IP) rights for a long time, but both Chinese authorities and private actors have been showing an increased awareness of the need to protect and enforce copyrights. 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