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

 /  Technology  / 
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

 /  News  / 
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

China Copyrights: Ultraman, My Ultraman

 /  Legal  / 
The dispute between Tsuburuya and Blue Arc Animation over the rights to Ultraman hasn’t yet resulted in a lawsuit in China, but it's worth taking a closer look at the facts. Read More

Filmmaker’s Fracas with School Highlights Copyright Concerns

 /  Legal  / 
Whose movie is it, anyway? Read More

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

 /  Legal  / 
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

Proving What a China Copyright Registration Covers

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

Copyright Takedowns in China, Part V: The End of Online Anonymity?

 /  Legal  / 
Copyright infringers in China are only required to identify themselves to the copyright owner if the infringers object to the takedown. Read More

Copyright Pledges in China Film & TV Finance

 /  Legal  / 
Though a framework exists, the registration of pledges is not yet common in the Chinese film and TV business. Read More

China’s Film Industry Online, Part 4. It’s About Copyrights.

 /  Legal  / 
This is the final post in a series looking at developments in China’s digital ancillaries market. In this series we’ve seen that China’s ancillaries are still comparatively small despite explosive box office growth. In part 1, I looked at how China leads the world in online consumption and how China’s consumers prefer to use mobile Read More

China Motion Picture Copyrights

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China joined WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization) in 1980 and it introduced its first copyright law in 1990. China adopted modern intellectual property laws as a condition of joining the WTO (the World Trade Organization) in 2001. Read More