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Remedying the trade imbalance with China

Microsoft's attempts to shame Chinese users of illegal copies of Windows by turning their backgrounds black every hour is reflective of a wider problem of copyright enforcement in China. As Henry Paulson, Secretary of the US Treasury, notes in a recent "Foreign Affairs" article, it contributes to America's trade deficit with China and limits business opportunities, both for American companies and Chinese citizens hoping to create their own software companies.

November 13, 2008 by

Guns n Roses leaker faces prison time

How he got ahold of them, he's not saying but LA blogger Kevin Cogill did get ahold and posted unreleased songs from a new Guns n Roses album, Chinese Democracy. Cogill awoke Wednesday to find five FBI agents hauling his ass into a federal district court, charged for violating the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005, cnet crave reports.

August 28, 2008 by

China abuzz over Harry Potter posts

Fans of Harry Potter in China may need a magic spell to get them out of trouble with state copyright law. According to a report in the official People's Daily, fans of the latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix have already posted online Chinese-language versions of 35 of the book's 38 chapters.

July 31, 2003 by

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