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). […]

Are Statutory Compensation Rules For Inventors Scary?

In the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Asia of March 18, 2010, Andrew Browne and Jason Dean wrote an interesting article called ‘Foreign businesses sour on China’. IP Dragon was happy to see that patent law in China was on the front page and page 17 of the WSJ Asia. The authors of the article assert […]

Murdoch, Procrustus and the WTO Copyright Cases

October 12, Sky Canaves of the Wall Street Journal has an article about Rupert Murdoch who is urging China to enforce copyright piracy and open up its market for copyrighted products. See here (or on page 8 of the printed WSJ). Mr Murdoch used the World Media Summit in Beijing to tell the Chinese leadership […]

Obama Endorses Fake Blackberry? Yea, right…

Jason Dean and Ellen Zhu of China Journal of the WSJ, have a nice post about a rip-off version of Blackberry called Blockberry which pretends in an advertisement to be endorsed by the president of the USA. Read here. I ask myself why did they not call the apparatus Obamaberry in the first place? Thank […]

WSJ Reports 90 Percent of China’s Netizens Access Pirated Music

Mira Veda of the Huffington Post writes “The Wall Street Journal reports that 90% of China’s Web Users, which is estimated to be about 162 million people, access pirated music from their computers every day … ” Read here. Ms Veda, and with her many others, is doubting what the next best business model for […]

Must Read Monday: “Shan Zhai Ji” in Google.cn Most Searched List

Sky Canaves and Juliet Ye of the Wall Street Journal’s China Journal Blog dealt with the top ten lists of Google.cn 2008. Although most Chinese use Baidu, and Google is used by some of the higher educated Chinese, the most searched terms can give an indication of what is hot and what is not in […]

Hu Jintao And The Three Supremes Or Do You Rather Listen To Diana Ross?

Intellectual Property Law in China, of course, is not an insulated part of Chinese Law. A fortiori, it is an integral part of it. So those who are interested in IPR in China, could take notice to China’s legal reforms of the last thirty years. Ms Sky Canaves, lead writer for the WSJ’s China Journal, […]

Wall Street Journal Blog Quotes IP Dragon in “Best of the China Blogs”

Ms Sky Canaves is the lead writer of ‘China Journal‘, a great blog about “How China is changing – and changing the world” for the Wall Street Journal. She also runs the ‘Best of the China Blogs’, a daily look at what she and her colleagues are reading. Today IP Dragon was happy and honoured […]