Ownership and the Right to Upload versus the Obligation to Remove

In Hong Kong uploading and downloading copyrighted material without permission by the right owner is illegal



Hong Kong’s Motion Picture Industry Association (MPIA) estimated to have lost 308 million U.S. dollar, because of copyright piracy on YouTube. Read Karen Chu’s Hollywood Reporter article here.  MPIA is referring that the Hamburger Landgericht’s decision in GEMA versus YouTube should be applied again to illegally uploaded Hong Kong movies. Read more about GEMA v. YouTube  in Brigit Clark’s IP Kat analysis here.  MPIA’s case shines a light on the ownership issue.

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Google Government Requests Tool Copyrighted Content Included and What About China?

Google has launched a Google Maps tool, called Google Government Requests to show statistics of all government requests it is getting to supply data or to remove content and the percentage it is fully or partially complying with these requests. Because, according to Google, “Chinese officials consider censorship demands as state secrets”, Google “is not […]

Consumers International Says UK Has Worse Copyright Regime Than China… Nonsense Says Sharkey

Thank goodness it is Friday. Consumers International did a survey on the intellectual property laws and enforcement practices of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, the UK and the US, see here.  According to BBC News Consumers International decided that “UK law was least effective in balancing […]

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 […]