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Han Han: Shame on Baidu

Blogger Han Han weighs in on the copyright scandal plaguing Baidu and its CEO, Robin Li, the richest man in China. Translated by Han Han Digest, a blog which aggregates translations of Han Han’s work: Yesterday,...

Google to Give Book List to Chinese Authors

Following a lawsuit by author Mian Mian over Google’s plans to scan the text of Chinese books, the company has offered an apology to Chinese authors for its handling of the situation. From the New York Times: Google has...

Google Is Sued By Chinese Author Mian Mian

From BBC News: A Beijing judge has told the Chinese novelist Mian Mian, who is suing Google over its plan to create an online library, to hold settlement talks. After a two-hour hearing, the court ordered both sides to talk but...

In China, Objections to Google’s Book Scans

More trouble for Google in China, the New York Times reports: Two Chinese writers’ groups claim that Google has scanned Chinese works into an electronic database in violation of international copyright standards. The...

Google Books Project Draws Fire In China (Updated)

From AFP: A China copyright group Wednesday accused Internet giant Google of scanning Chinese books for its online library without authorisation, in the latest criticism hurled at the controversial project. The China Written...

China Jails Copyright Violators

From BBC News: A Chinese court has jailed four people for spreading their “Tomato Garden” computer software, a bootleg version of Microsoft’s Windows XP programme. The state news agency Xinhua called it...

A Rolls-Royce Knock-Off From China

The Chinese Geely GE is a dead ringer for the Rolls-Royce. Its similarities with the famed British car and its cost — almost 1/10 of the price of a Rolls-Royce — are stirring up controversy. From the Mail Online:...

China Grants First Licenses for Online Video

From Caijing Magazine: Ten video-on-demand services, including three private operators and seven owned or controlled by the state, have become the first to win new government licenses in the wake of a regulatory clampdown on the...

Beijing Athletes Allowed to Blog

From BBC News: The International Olympic Committee is for the first time permitting athletes to write blogs. The IOC has set out guidelines for blogging at the Beijing Games to ensure copyright agreements are not infringed. They...

China Sued Over Web Music Piracy

From BBC News: The trade body representing the global record industry has launched piracy lawsuits against China’s biggest internet companies. Firms targeted in the legal action include Baidu, China’s largest...

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,...

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