(By You Yunting) China is large consumer of software, and, as indicated by the statistical display of the Copyright Protection Center of China (note: the link is in Chinese), in the first half of 2012 alone, China completed 58, 333 software copyright registrations. Today, we will introduce the legal issues concerning the rules for software naming during copyright registration, the conflicts between software names and trademarks, and the special position of software names within the online game industry.
By You Yunting
Musicmetric, a website in USA, published the top 20 countries of pirated music download, yet to most ones’ astonishment, China is not found on the tally, who is commonly accused of granting least protection on IPR. Then what contributes to the surprising result? In today’s post, you could find our answer to it.
I. Most online music services are using the copyrighted ones
Unlike chargeable music download in iTunes or through P2P in USA, most users in China tend to get their free music by search engine, or download or listen to them by music software. The most popular music service now in China is from Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) and Tencent (SEHK: 700), whose music library is mostly licensed by the main recorders around the world.