Corrupting Our Youth One Sing Contest At A Time, and Time-Travelling Still Possible

Super girl, o boy o boy! In the year 399 BC, Socrates was sentenced to death by drinking a cup of Hemlock, because he corrupted the youth. In hind sight we hold his contribution to educate the population in high esteem. How will our progeny judge a TV programme such as Super Girl? At least […]

EU, U.S. Perception: “China Is Discriminating”. What Are We Going To Do Against It?

US: We have so manystars, we deserve to be treated accordingly in China U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is visiting China to try to smooth the Sino-Chinese relations (one can argue that the U.S. is borrowing money from China to import from China) and meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (习近平) who is expected to succeed President Hu Jintao (胡锦涛) in […]

Chinese Courts Are Getting More Independent, But Rule Of Law Needed To Enforce IPRs Is Far Away

In my thesis ‘Paper Tiger or Roaring Dragon‘ I come to the conclusion that the lack of effective enforcement of intellectual property rights in China can be partly explained by some extra-judicial factors, such as: – no rule of law (where the rule of law has the supremacy, instead of the government); – lack of […]

WTO Report of the Panel DS363

Intellectual property enforcement and market access are interrelated. About the first part we have seen the report DS362, and August 12th 2009, WTO’s panel issued a report about the latter: DS363: China – Measures Affecting Trading Rights and Distribution Services for Certain Publications and Audiovisual Entertainment Product. See here all 491-pages of the report. Must […]

Transitional Review Mechanism of China’s TRIPs Implementations Q&A Copyright Law

When China became the 143rd Member of the WTO on December 2001, it automatically entered into TRIPs, which is an integral part of the WTO Agreement. Upon accession to the WTO, China agreed (see Section 18 of the Protocol on the Accession of the People’s Republic of China WT/L/432) that the first eight years its […]

“Videos with ‘copyright challenging character’ most popular”

Netanel Jacobsson is a Swede living in Israel running Maxthon, a company that developes a browser in China (which reached 62 million dollars in one and a half year without marketing). Jacobsson’s last two blogs are about the Piper Jaffray’s Fourth Annual China Growth Conference in Beijing. In one he points out the way Chinese […]