Liang Yongping, founder of the video subtitling group and streaming site YYeTs Renren Yingshi (人人影视), was given a hefty fine and sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for piracy. He was arrested in February along with 13 others. The...
Feb 4, 2021
Volunteer subtitle groups that translate uncensored American television shows and films are highly popular in China. Yet the future of one of the largest and most popular subtitling sites, Renren Yingshi, is murky after police...
Sep 9, 2012
During a visit to India last week by Chinese defence minister General Liang Guanglie, the two countries agreed to resume joint military exercises. But India remains wary of China’s growing presence in South Asia and the...
Nov 6, 2009
China is holding a 2-day international forum to coordinate efforts against piracy off the African coast. From China Daily: Several navies have been in the Gulf of Aden since 2008 in response to the hijacking of vessels by Somali...
Oct 22, 2008
Since Microsoft launched its WGA pack update against pirated Windows XP users in China, Chinese netizens have shown strong defiance in various ways although a few others also expressed their moral concerns. For instance, a...
Oct 21, 2008
From China.org.cn: An angry Chinese lawyer accused Microsoft of perpetrating the biggest ever hacker attack in response to the software giant’s controversial move to trigger hourly screen blackouts on computers using...
Oct 17, 2008
From China.org.cn: “Oh my god, what is it going to be like? My screen goes black once and for all? When I first heard the news I thought it was a scam,” said Internet company staffer Chen Shanli, when asked by...
Sep 14, 2008
As Microsoft recently launched intensive attacks on pirate software developers in China, it now offers more free software downloads for students in China according to dobeweb.com. This software includes Microsoft SQL Server 2005...
Apr 17, 2008
From AP: Officials defended China’s efforts to stop rampant copying of movies and other goods, saying Thursday that 4,322 people were convicted of product piracy last year and promising special efforts to protect...
Mar 24, 2007
From Xinhua via Zhejiang Online: China is doing a better job fighting piracy and could announce new initiatives early next week when it hosts a global conference on protecting intellectual property rights, a U.S. business leader said on Wednesday. “I do think the Chinese are going to want to put a strong face forward. … […]
Dec 12, 2006
From Al Jazeera: China has announced a crackdown on consumer piracy, a day before a high-level US trade mission arrives in Beijing. Henry Paulson, the US treasury secretary, is due to begin talks in the Chinese capital on Thursday aimed at tackling some of the main areas of tension in one of the world’s most […]
Nov 23, 2006
From AP: China sentenced a man to life in jail on Thursday for running what state media called the country’s biggest ever pirate film disc smuggling ring. A court in southern Guangxi region convicted Lin Yuehua and 11 gang members of buying five production units to make DVDs and VCDs, setting them up in a […]
Oct 20, 2006
From AP: Nine people convicted of selling illegally copied DVDs and other goods have been jailed for up to 13 years in China’s biggest anti-piracy crackdown to date, a news report said Friday. The sentences were the longest reported since China stepped up penalties for product piracy in mid-2005, imposing jail time in addition to […]
Jul 18, 2006
From the New York Times: Starting this summer the Hong Kong government plans to have 200,000 youths search Internet discussion sites for illegal copies of copyrighted songs and movies, and report them to the authorities. The campaign has delighted the entertainment industry, but prompted misgivings among some civil liberties advocates. Christine Loh, the chief executive […]
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