China’s Internet Regulator Wants Online Fan Groups to Simmer Down

 /  Legal  / 
A new two-month campaign from the Cyberspace Administration of China will strictly monitor minors’ online activities. Called Clear & Bright, the initiative aims to prohibit children from accessing and posting violent or pornographic content, or “inappropriate cartoons” that have a bad influence on teenagers, as well as “worshipping idols without a bottom line.” Read More

Embattled Leshi Forced to Sell Smart TV, Livestreaming Trademarks

 /  Legal  / 
Leshi Internet Information and Technology Corp. was forced to sell key trademarks including “Super TV”, the name of the company’s flagship smart television, on Monday. Read More

Short Seller Accuses IQiyi of Revenue Fraud

 /  Legal  / 
A short seller firm has accused Chinese video-streaming platform Iqiyi of reporting inflated revenue figures and user numbers in 2019, following just days after US-listed Luckin Coffee’s explosive revenue fraud disclosure on Thursday. Read More

China to Allow Foreign Streaming Services? Not so Fast.

 /  Legal  / 
On closer examination, though, all that happened was that the Beijing Municipal Government had issued a release mentioning a plan to allow foreign investment into VPN services as part of some sort of limited pilot scheme. Read More

Is China Future Fertile Ground for Celebrity “Disgrace Insurance”?

 /  Legal  / 
SpottedRisk offers “disgrace insurance” for Western entertainment companies and commercial brands. Will this ever catch on in China? Read More

China’s Entertainment Trends and Challenges: A San Francisco Summit on June 28, 2019

 /  Legal  / 
The panel will focus on how recent regulatory changes in China are affecting Hollywood and the media and entertainment sectors in China. Read More

Sealing the Deal: CFI Interview with Entertainment Attorney Tom Ara

 /  Interview  / 
CFI recently sat down with US-Asia Institute Trustee and seasoned entertainment attorney Tom Ara and gained valuable insights on the role he plays in industry transactions between the U.S. and China Read More

Bytedance Says Court Overstepped on ‘Honour of Kings’ Content Ban

 /  Legal  / 
This is the ninth ban in seven months that Tencent has requested against Bytedance that seeks to remove content related to Tencent’s games from Bytedance apps, with six of the nine lawsuits filed in May alone. Read More

Fake News: The China Trademark Version

 /  Legal  / 
A recent article on Cult of Mac, Apple pulls popular iOS game after Chinese company steals its name, is as inaccurate about China as anything I’ve seen in a long time, combining ignorance, sloppiness, and an anti-China bias. Read More

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