Hinder or Protection? The Role of Law in Internet Development

Suggestions on the draft of Copyright Law Judicial Interpretation in China, II

Currently, it’s argued heatedly in America that whether SOPA and PIPA shall be passed, and on the other side of the world the Judicial Interpretation on Cyber Copyright is under drafting by Supreme People’s Court in China. Will the new interpretation meet the demand of the development of internet or bring a more rigorous regulation? That catches the eyes of the public. Bridge IP Law Commentary will give our suggestion on the judicial interpretation in three posts, and today is the second one of the series:

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China Cyber Infringement and Current Status of IP Protection

Suggestions on the draft of Copyright Law Judicial Interpretation in China, I

Currently, it’s argued heatedly in America that whether SOPA and PIPA shall be passed, and on the other side of the world the Judicial Interpretation on Cyber Copyright is under drafting by Supreme People’s Court in China. Will the new interpretation meet the demand of the development of internet or bring a more rigorous regulation? That catches the eyes of the public. Bridge IP Law Commentary will give our suggestion on the judicial interpretation in three posts, and today is the first one of the series:

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How to Resolve Online Video Copyright Disputes in China: Administration Supervision or Lawsuit?

How to combat video infringement, by administrative supervision or lawsuit? We’ve got different answers from the company and the government, and the following is the news related:

NEWS 1: By the report of tech.ifeng.com on 29th December, 2011, Mr. Charles Zhang, CEO of SOHU, stated that the best way to improve the protection on copyright is the lawsuit. His comment is during the heated battle on video copyright between Youku (NYSE: YOKU) and Tudou (NASDAQ: TUDO).

Actually, SOHU does not stop in the words. Early in 2009, SOHU initiated China Internet Video Anti-Piracy Association, and accompanied with joy.cn started the first copyright war against the infringement by the leading company in the industry like Youku, Tudou and Xunlei. Afterwards, there saw a rocketing price of the films or TV programs.

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