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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. Business - China Business - COPYRIGHT

    Microsoft asks Beijing to stop piracy at state-owned firms

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Petroleum giant among state-owned companies accused of using illegal software, sources say Microsoft asks Beijing to stop piracy at firms Software giant Microsoft Corp ... executive Steve Ballmer met Wang in Beijing in May, and the vice-premier pledged to crack down on software piracy, Xinhua reported at the time. In a speech at Peking University during the trip, ...

  3. Should the US pass the Stop Online Piracy Act?

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be passed, not only could websites and internet users involved in piracy be shut down, even sites with links to other sites containing copyrighted material could be shut without warning. SOPA ... is the destruction of what the internet stands for, passing it would be detrimental. Even if a blanket crackdown on piracy was the right direction to take, SOPA would not actually achieve its aims. SOPA ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. UK firm wins damages in Beijing copyright case

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... of the world's largest counterfeit and piracy markets. Fake goods are widely available in stores on the mainland, as well as on the internet and in overseas markets, at a fraction of the cost of genuine ... in Yuqing, Zhejiang, was fined 7.1 million yuan, and Leqing FaDa, based in Wenzhou, two million yuan. Despite an anti-piracy campaign by Beijing, counterfeits of media, audio and visual products ...

  6. Internet offenders add to piracy woes

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Despite success of recent raids, unauthorised downloading of films is an area of growing concern Hong Kong remains an area of focus in regional anti-piracy operations with 119 raids ... to the Hong Kong industry was US$24 million. Mr Ellis said that in Hong Kong piracy involving DVDs and VCDs accounted for 28 per cent of cases. Internet piracy made up 49 per cent of the total. ...

  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. Firms not ready for piracy law, poll finds

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Hong Kong firms are ill prepared for new copyright laws under which directors or partners will be criminally liable for software piracy in their enterprises, a survey has ... to take effect next year, directors or partners of organisations involved in software end-user piracy will be liable to prosecution. Responding to the survey results, the productivity ...

  10. Jail term for piracy 'should deter others'

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A five-month jail term imposed on a 36-year-old computer shop owner for selling computers with unlicensed software should serve as a warning of the consequences of such criminal action, the Customs and Excise Department said yesterday. It was th ...




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