More Bull in China’s Shop

Digital Media Law

This time, not satisfied with censoring those services (and YouTube, Twitter and Flickr as well), and perhaps frustrated at the imperfect filtering provided by the nationwide system referred to as “the Great Firewall of China,” the Chinese government is requiring all PC’s sold in that country to come with filtering software, called “Green Dam Youth Escort.” Tags: China

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Google vs. China

JetLawBlog

After much speculation that it would pull out of China entirely, Google elected last week to lob the ball into China’s court. In anticipation of this reaction, Google created a new webpage monitoring access to its services in China following this announcement.

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China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone - The Atlantic

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

This society may seem dystopian, but it isn’t farfetched: It may be China in a few years. China’s evolving algorithmic surveillance system will rely on the security organs of the communist party-state to filter, collect, and analyze staggering volumes of data flowing across the internet.

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He on China's Cultural Censorship System and Its Influence on Copyright Protection @QMJIP

Media Law Prof Blog

China's Cultural Censorship System and Its Influence on Copyright Protection at 7 Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property 74 (April 2017). Tianxiang He, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, has published Control or Promote?

Internet Filtering in China

Media Law Prof Blog

Jyh-An Lee, National Chengchi University, and Ching-Yi Lee have published Forbidden City Enclosed by the Great Firewall: The Law and Power of Internet Filtering in China in volume 13 of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology (2012).

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Inside the U.S. WTO “Victory” Over China

JetLawBlog

This billboard in Donguan, China encourages people not to sell pirated goods. And even though most media coverage declared a win for the United States, it’s not quite that clear cut–it seems that China may have won as well.

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Vizio Files Fraud Lawsuit Against China's LeEco After $2 Billion Merger Fails

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The TV manufacturer alleges LeEco concocted a "secret plan" to create a false impression it was financially healthy and to steal information about customers. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online Asia International

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Google Penetrated China's Firewall for 102 Minutes

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Google Penetrated China's Firewall for 102 Minutes "After parting ways with The People's Republic Of China a few years back, Google saw their services replaced by local elements such as Baidu and WeChat, even as their market share grew globally, for the most part. This means that any IP address in mainland China cannot access Google's services without going through a virtual private network.

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Arguments Over Press Freedom In China

Media Law Prof Blog

A pseudonymous reporter for the New York Times gives us a glimpse of a debate over press restrictions in China

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Freedom of the Press and Confronting Human Rights in China

JetLawBlog

Last month, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued new restrictions on foreign correspondents and their ability to accurately and independently report news from their homeland–the fast-growing, emerging power that is China. about] China’s history, culture and reforms.&#.

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China loves naked celebrities

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

As far as intellectual property is concerned, China typically receives attention for rampant piracy of copyrighted goods like movies and music.  Does China have the equivalent of "rights of publicity" or the Lanham Act, both statutes designed to prevent anybody here in the U.S.

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China's Supreme Court And Supreme Procuratorate Issue Interpretation On Bribery Laws - Criminal Law - China

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Types of Payments that May Constitute a Bribe Articles 385, 386, 388, 389 and 390 of China's Criminal Law prohibit payments of "money or property" to public officials for the purpose of obtaining improper benefits, or public officials from accepting such payments. China's Supreme Court And Supreme Procuratorate Issue Interpretation On Bribery Laws - Criminal Law - China

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US Movies and China's Legal Regime

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: a discussion of the way in which Hollywood accommodates the censorship requirements of China's government in order to get US movies before that country's viewers

The Media and the Courts In China

Media Law Prof Blog

at 208 China Quarterly 833 (2011). Benjamin L. Liebman, Columbia University Law School, has published The Media and the Courts: Towards Competitive Supervision? Here is the abstract. Scholarship on Chinese governance has examined a range of factors that help to

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China gives Boomers new weapon in screwing the young

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy In China, you must visit your aged parents “often” – a term intentionally bereft of definition – or they may sue you. Source. Elderly Chinese parents, feeling ignored or neglected by their children, may now sue their spawn if they feel they do not receive enough attention. Depending on how the law […].

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NYTimes: U.S. Drops Charges That Professor Shared Technology With China

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"WASHINGTON — When the Justice Department arrested the chairman of Temple University ’s physics department this spring and accused him of sharing sensitive American-made technology with China, prosecutors had what seemed like a damning piece of evidence: schematics of sophisticated laboratory equipment sent by the professor, Xi Xiaoxing, to scientists in China

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Supporters Back Strike at Newspaper in China - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Supporters Back Strike at Newspaper in China - NYTimes.com

Judges' and Lawyers' Blogs In China

Media Law Prof Blog

Anne Sy Cheung, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, has published Exercising Freedom of Speech Behind the Great Firewall: A Study of Judges' and Lawyers' Blogs in China at 52 Harvard International Law Journal Online (np) 2011). Here is

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News Flash Update: Counterfeit Goods Come From China

The Legal Satyricon

1,800 cases of electronic parts from China were sold to the Pentagon for their fancy high-end weapons systems! But made in China? Psha- no big deal-people buy stuff made in China all the time. Guess what? Neat-O! Are we sure that’s safe? Aw shucks, did I mention the parts were counterfeit? Source 1. Source 2. Ask a [.]. tech news

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News Flash Update: Counterfeit Goods Come From China

The Legal Satyricon

1,800 cases of electronic parts from China were sold to the Pentagon for their fancy high-end weapons systems! But made in China? Psha- no big deal-people buy stuff made in China all the time. Guess what? Neat-O! Are we sure that’s safe? Aw shucks, did I mention the parts were counterfeit? Source 1. Source 2. Ask a [.]. tech news

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China leaders face increased pressure for freedom of speech - Telegraph

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

China leaders face increased pressure for freedom of speech - Telegraph China's leaders faced fresh calls for freedom of speech on Friday after group of 100 scholars, journalists and lawyers published an open letter demanding the release of Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo. The latest open letter is part of renewed turbulent debate in China about whether the current regime of draconian censorship implemented by a ruling party can provide a sustainable future for China.

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China uses Trump to make case against democracy | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

China uses Trump to make case against democracy | MSNBC "The Chinese government does its best to limit the free exchange of ideas in its country, but there’s no doubt that the Chinese people are aware of democracy’s existence. Officials occasionally like to remind China, however, that the rival form of government is far more trouble than it’s worth. And occasionally, Republicans in the United States offer convenient fodder that makes China’s job easier.

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China Expels Al Jazeera English-Language Channel - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

China Expels Al Jazeera English-Language Channel - NYTimes.com

Secret Jails Used To Enforce China's 'Hidden Rules' : NPR

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Secret Jails Used To Enforce China's 'Hidden Rules' : NPR If you consider that as recently as a generation ago, China did not have any trial lawyers or a criminal law , the country has come a long way in establishing a legal system. There sits a small hotel run by the government of South China's Guangxi province. China has denied the existence of "black jails" to the United Nations ' human rights commission, but almost anyone petitioning the government can show you one.

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Secret Jails Used To Enforce China's 'Hidden Rules' : NPR

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Secret Jails Used To Enforce China's 'Hidden Rules' : NPR If you consider that as recently as a generation ago, China did not have any trial lawyers or a criminal law , the country has come a long way in establishing a legal system. There sits a small hotel run by the government of South China's Guangxi province. China has denied the existence of "black jails" to the United Nations ' human rights commission, but almost anyone petitioning the government can show you one.

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Intellectual property rights protection improving in China - People's Daily Online

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Intellectual property rights protection improving in China - People's Daily Online China 's intellectual property rights protection system is improving thanks to a cooperative project between China and the European Union , senior officials said. The progress is partly due to cooperation over intellectual property rights between the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) and the EPO, Battistelli said.

Intellectual property rights protection improving in China - People's Daily Online

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Intellectual property rights protection improving in China - People's Daily Online China 's intellectual property rights protection system is improving thanks to a cooperative project between China and the European Union , senior officials said. The progress is partly due to cooperation over intellectual property rights between the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) and the EPO, Battistelli said.

China CRIENGLISH

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

China CRIENGLISH A ten-year old boy formally registered as a student in an engineering college in the city of Tianjin on Saturday. This summer, China saw a record high of 8.7

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China CRIENGLISH

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

China CRIENGLISH A ten-year old boy formally registered as a student in an engineering college in the city of Tianjin on Saturday. This summer, China saw a record high of 8.7

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China Cracks Down on Web Porn; What About Pirated Movies?

Copyrights & Campaigns

The AP reports on a new crackdown by the Chinese government on web porn: China warned Google and other popular Web portals Monday that they must do more to block pornographic material from reaching Chinese users, the latest in a series of government crackdowns targeting Internet content. Simply put, China cares a whole lot more about keeping porn and politically sensitive topics from its people than about protecting copyright owners (especially foreign ones).

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China cracks down on human rights lawyers challenging the system - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Families separated, careers destroyed — meet the human rights lawyers taking extraordinary risks in China. China cracks down on human rights lawyers challenging the system - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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The Mass Media As a Source of Law In China

Media Law Prof Blog

Lee, Florida State University College of Law, has published Media Products as Law: The Mass Media as Enforcers and Sources of Law in China. In the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), the texts of Tahirih V. Here is the abstract.

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GoDaddy follows Google’s lead, exiting China

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy In response to new regulations requiring domain name registrants to supply the Chinese government with extensive personal information, including photographs, GoDaddy.com has announced its intention to stop doing business in China. Since 2000, GoDaddy has been one of the leading domain name registrants in the United States, but may be best known for [.].

North Korean women sold into 'slavery' in China - CSMonitor.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

North Korean women sold into 'slavery' in China - CSMonitor.com

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Press Freedom and Press Regulation in China

Media Law Prof Blog

The Future of Foreign Journalism in China." Matt Halling, University of California, San Francisco, Hastings College of the Law, has published "Did Press Freedom Win a Medal? Here is the abstract. This paper addresses the future of foreign journalism in

Intellectuals held in China crackdown after Liu Xiaobo gets Nobel peace prize | World news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The Norwegian Nobel peace prize committee announced on Friday that this year's winner will be Liu , a former literature professor who co-drafted the Charter 08 campaign for increased political liberties in China.

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True honor lies not with China’s rulers but with the man they imprisoned until his death - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

China’s Liu Xiaobo epitomized the dissident tradition, fighting back relentlessly but peacefully against a regime in his country that epitomized modern-day authoritarianism — until he died of liver cancer on Thursday at age 61. Moved by the fall of communism in Europe and the limited opening under Deng Xiaoping in China, he joined the student protests on Tiananmen Square in 1989. "POLITICAL DISSIDENCE is a great, and beautiful, mystery.

Hollywood Docket: Google's China Syndrome; 'Wolverine' pirate speaks; Conan's new advisor

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Entertainment law news this morning: Google's top lawyer David Drummond says the company may shut down its service in China if the country doesn't allow it to run an unfiltered search engine. Drummond describes a significant intellectual property theft where.

China Law Blog: 'The WTO, China's Media, Copyrights And Other IP. It's A Control Thing.'

Copyrights & Campaigns

I haven't blogged about the World Trade Organization's recent decision in the US' case against China over alleged deficiencies in Chinese IP enforcement, mainly because I don't have enough familiarity either with Chinese law or WTO procedures to have much to say. To wit, China Law Blog has a very interesting report that explains why, though the US nominally "won" on 2 of the 3 claims it brought, the overall WTO decision was actually a victory for China.

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You can take Google out of China, but can you take the China out of Google?

Music Technology Policy

Google is trying to hide behind a human rights spin--according to Google, China broke into Google's data centers to collect information about human rights activitists. But wait--the Chinese intelligence service needs to ask a US company for information to bust enemies of the state--for a bust in China. China was trying to spy on us all!

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