China Olympics Sued For Copyright Abuse

From Financial Times:

Organisers of the Beijing Olympics have been hit by a lawsuit from a city resident who claims they violated his intellectual property rights by failing to give him credit for the event’s official ­slogan, “One World, One Dream”.

The case threatens to become a serious embarrassment for the Beijing organising committee (Bocog) , which has repeatedly stressed its commitment to protecting intellectual property and has hailed its two-year-old slogan as symbolising the “Olympic spirit of unity”.

Fang Shouwei says he has evidence that he proposed the English-language phrase “One World, One Dream” to after it issued a global appeal for an “emotional and inspiring” new slogan in 2005.

“Since 2005 I’ve been trying to protect my rights,” Mr Fang said on Wednesday. “Protecting the fruits of my labour is an expression of the Olympic spirit of openness, fairness and justice.”

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