China’s schools forbid photocopying of foreign textbooks – Chinaview

From Chinaview via Xinhua News Agency:

Chinese schools are not allowed to photocopy foreign textbooks after a spate of copyright infringement complaints from overseas publishers.

“All foreign textbooks used in Chinese universities and colleges should be the original edition or the authorized domestic edition,” said a circular from the Ministry of Education during the country’s latest move to fight book piracy.

Chinese students who have extremely limited incomes have been photocopying complete foreign textbooks recommended by teachers. A photocopied edition only costs a few dollars, and photocopy workshops always enjoy booming business around campus…. [Full Text]

November 12, 2006 10:38 AM
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