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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In yesterday's report 'US takes Beijing to WTO again over piracy row', the spokesman for the State Intellectual Property Office was Yin Xintian. ...

  2. Online piracy act must be stopped

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the jurisdiction they are in. But it is not up to another government to set the rules and police what people elsewhere can access or dictate how they should behave. Anti-piracy legislation before lawmakers ... on the Hollywood-pressured legislation, known as the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House of Representatives and the Protect Intellectual Property Act in the Senate, major web-based companies launched protests ...

  3. What's illegal

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... piracy outside Hong Kong for the purpose of importation into Hong Kong. 4. Manufacturing equipment for copyright piracy ...

  4. Film quotas no obstacle to piracy fight, says Beijing

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... market access restrictions on films, books and audiovisual products had led to rampant piracy was groundless. He noted that although China controlled the number of American movies entering ... the proper way to solve intellectual property rights problems. In an escalation of trade tensions between the two countries, the US filed two complaints against China for piracy and counterfeiting ...

  5. We need anti-piracy fund: film bosses

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The government has been urged to set up a fund to provide legal aid for the film industry to fight costly civil lawsuits against piracy. Following yesterday's launch ... in addition to the other kinds of assistance it has been providing since the handover. 'Civil lawsuits [against piracy] are difficult [for film companies]. Many film companies are of a small ...

  6. Piracy an easy target in Sino-US trade row

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they are prone to take creative licence with the facts. There could be few better examples than the latest American trade complaint about piracy of copyrighted movies and music on the mainland. US trade ... for action on the mainland's huge trade surplus. According to a study of all forms of film piracy last year for the US film industry, the main culprits in dollar terms include Europe, ...

  7. Help for companies over tougher piracy laws

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Directors and partners who face criminal prosecution from next year if found liable for software piracy in their companies are getting help from the government to prepare for the new rules. A consultancy programme has been launched to advise businesses on software management and avoiding piracy in the workplace. The Software Asset Management Consultancy Programme, ...

  8. Fighting digital piracy an uphill struggle

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With rapid technological progress and boundless cyberspace, the battle to combat digital piracy is fraught with difficulties. While uploaders of copyrighted digital content are liable for prosecution, the downloaders are more difficult to catch. Downloaders may be less guilty of piracy than uploaders, but they should also be punished for their disregard for intellectual property rights. ...

  9. HK can be beacon for region in piracy fight, US chamber says

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron China should make large-scale internet piracy a criminal offence backed by tough penalties, the head of the US Chamber of Commerce has said. Tom Donohue, the Washington-based ... for a public consultation that runs until April 30 on a range of measures to combat piracy and protect intellectual property in digital media. These would: Make it a criminal offence to upload ...

  10. Shanghai court backs film giants in DVD piracy action

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... the settlement, Universal Pictures will receive 62,000 yuan in two cases of piracy, Walt Disney Co was awarded 35,000 yuan in one case and 20th Century Fox 153,000 yuan in three cases, the MPA said. ... producers of pirated DVDs. But Mr Ellis said the cases were just small victories amid rampant piracy and urged the central government to do more to implement civil and criminal penalties. ...




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