China’s NCA: Authorized Copyrighted Works on Video Sharing Sites Average 76 Percent

“China’s National Copyright Administration (NCA) recently announced that on average, only 76 percent of the movies and TV series on the country’s 18 major video-sharingwebsites are authorized copyrighted works“,  wrote Lu Yanxia of Beijing Daily, edited and translated by Yao Chun of People’s Daily Online here. The top 5 most popular video sites in China are, […]

IPO Candidate Tudou Is Building Its Patent Portfolio For Future Growth, Promoting Chinese Creativity

With 90.1 million registered users,  Tudou 土豆, which means potato,  is no small potato.  The site for investors ‘Seeking Alpha’ gives an analysis of the Chinese online video site Tudou.com 土豆网 (for which they use the symbol TUDO) in relation to its competitors, before it is going for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) at NASDAQ Stock Exchange […]

Youku Fingerprints Against Copyright Piracy and Can Advertisers Be Liable Too?

Loretta Chao wrote a good article for the WSJ (Asian edition April 21, 2010) about Youku.com and its efforts to clean up its act toward copyrights. Youku.com is the most popular video site in China (15.7 million unique daily visitors according to iResearch), followed by Tudou.com (12 million), Xunlei.com (9.8 million) and 56.com (5 million). […]

Video Copyright Enforcement/Anti-Piracy in China Comes of Age

Andy Greenberg wrote two great articles for Forbes about video copyright piracy in China. In ‘Video Piracy’s China Syndrome‘ he writes that “[a]ccording to date from copyright-fingerprinting start-up Vobile, the number of copyright-infringing videos on some Chinese sites like Ku6 and Youku has jumped more than six-fold between September 2007 and September 2008 [..]” In […]