National Copyright Administration and Intellectual Property Office Held Second Video Conference

National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) and Britain’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) held their second video conference in 2011 as they had agreed in a Memorandum of Understanding. Wouldn’t it be interesting if the public could watch such a video conference? OK, I stop daydreaming. They discussed: NCAC: enforcement campaigns NCAC: third amendment of Copyright Law […]

Writers versus Baidu: Does Baidu “Know” What It Is Doing?

When people outside the field of intellectual property rights strike a conversation with you about something related to IP you know it has caught the public imagination. 50 Chinese writers united in the ‘Publishing World Anti-Baidu Infringement Coalition’ have written an open letter on March 15 in which Baidu was accused of making available via its Wenku site […]

Rouse Roundtable: Copyright Today

Sharon Qiao, of Rouse, awarded for being a ‘Top Copyright Practitioner’ by the Beijing Copyright Office, together with Mr Xu Chao, Deputy Director of Copyright Division of NCAC, would like to invite you to attend a case study and roundtable discussion on ‘the frontier developments of copyright in the industrial area today’, with a particular […]

Film Work Collective Copyright Management Use Fee Transfer Payment Rules

Remember that the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) promulgated rules for operators of internet cafes, planes, trains and automobiles have to start pay royalties for showing Chinese movies to the China Film Copyright Association. Read Hard Choice? Chinese Internet Café Owners/Transport Operators Can Choose Paying for Chinese Movies Or Using Free Pirated Movies. IP […]

Hard Choice? Chinese Internet Café Owners/Transport Operators Can Choose Between Paying For Chinese Movies Or Using Free Pirated Foreign Movies

Starting January 1, 2011, the China Film Copyright Association (CFCA) will charge money for the use of film works in internet cafés, on airplanes, ships and in buses and trains. They will start with eight municipalities and provinces, including Beijing, Shanghai and Jiangsu. Read the China Daily article here. October 14, 2010, the National Copyright […]

Anglo-Chinese Memorandum of Understanding on Copyright

Intellectual property minister Wilcox and the president of the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) Liu Binjie signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoA) on Copyright, read more on the UK Central Office of Information site here.