Youku Steals the Originality, How Can the Student Fight Against Plagiarism?


(By You Yunting) A post named the Teenagers Cannot Be Bullied was made by a 19-year-old student to complain that ripped off his idea, causing a big stir online. The 19-year-old student and his fellows succeeded in taking photos of the earth from flying a hot-air balloon and then published their experience named the Kids Who Chase the Balloon and photos online. Afterwards, staffs from contacted him, saying that they would like to address a short video to write down their behaviors. Then they reached an agreement through emails that the 19-year-old student and his fellows would cooperate with in making a creative short video from the post the Kids Who Chase the Balloon.


Why Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court Decided the Contractual Terms not Protect by the Copyright Law?

(By Luo Yanjie) Abstract: The Implementing Regulations of the Copyright law stipulates “works” under the protection of the Copyright Law shall be under originality. “Originality” can be divided into two parts: independent creation and the minimum intellectual creation.

An enterprise filed a suit to the courts, alleging the defendant copied its contractual terms. One would wonder whether the terms of a contract shall be protected by the Copyright Law. The Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court provided an answer that the terms in a contract may not be protected by the Copyright Law owing to the expression limitation of a contract. Here are the introduction to this case and our opinions for the following.


Why China Court Believe Google Books’ Scanning of Books Constitute Copyright Infringement?


(By Luo Yanjie)Abstract: The fair use system in China adopts a legislative model of “exhaustive listing”, and many judicial breakthroughs in recent cases appear to be more in conformity with principles of fairness and impartiality. Copyright Infringement against the right of reproduction shall be prohibited. However, an interesting question is whether the infringing party assumes liability for damages in cases where the copyright owner doesn’t actually suffer any losses.

Google Books has triggered global protest and litigation from publishers worldwide. The following is an introduction to a case that developed in China.


China’s Most Recent Revision of Regulations Concerning Computers and Intellectual Property Rights


(By Albert Chen) In January 2013, China’s State Council revised several administrative regulations regarding computers and intellectual property rights, specifically the Computer Software Protection Regulations, the Regulation on Protection of the Right to Network Dissemination of Information, the Implementing Regulations of the Copyright Law, and the Regulation on the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. These revisions mainly focus on the punishments for violation of regulations, and they came into effect on March 1, 2013.