In the country’s first sentencing on internet copyright infringement, a Beijing court on Thursday jailed seven executives of the Chinese movie downloading website Siluhd.com.
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Microsoft has won £3.6 million ($5.7m) in a Chinese court case in the latest crackdown on copyright infringers.
Microsoft won a copyright case against two Chinese companies, but was it because of Microsoft’s resolution to fight piracy in China, or just one of the tricks to boost sales in the country?
A Beijing court has ordered the Chinese Web search giant to pay US$22,939 to three writers for not protecting their copyright, but rejected other demands.
Nine Chinese writers take Cupertino to court for copyright infringement on 37 works currently available on App Store, demanding US$1.9 million in compensation.
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.
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.
The Chinese Government has signed a memorandum of understanding on copyright issues with four British and American trade associations
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.