(By Luo Yanjie) Abstract: The Supreme People’s Court’s decision concerning jurisdiction in terms of determining the domicile of a transit server seems rather amiss against the principle of the doctrine of the plaintiff accommodating the defendant. The place where a plaintiff discovers infringing content should be the final choice of jurisdiction in cases involving network and online infringement. Unfortunately, laws and judicial interpretations in our country do not currently make a distinction between the right of goodwill and a legal person’s right of reputation.
—The virtual inheritance by China laws and regulations
Highlight: The internet plays a more and more important role in daily life with the rapid development of the online society, and there have emerged various digital properties including instant messenger, blog and virtual properties, which inheritance however has been a new legal problem.
It’s reported that Tencent QQ, the most popular instant messenger in China with a maximum online population of 140 million, has refused the requests to inherit the QQ account for several times.