Why Did NCA Officials Attend Sohu.com’s Press Conference against Toutiao.com?

(By You Yunting) Recently, Sohu vs Toutiao has attracted attention from the media. Sohu sued Toutiao for copyright infringement and unfair competition, whilst Toutiao filed lawsuits against Sohu for defamation. It is quite normal for two enterprises in competition to take legal proceedings against each other. However, what really surprised us was, in their dispute, that governmental officials attended Sohu’s press conference, in favor of Sohu. In today’s post, we will discuss the reason for theimproper governmental interference. Comments and suggestions are most welcome.


Three Drafts of Revised Chinese Copyright Law Advised by Experts Have Been Finished


It is reported by the Legal Daily, a new advancement of the third revision of the Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China revised in 2010 ( “ 2010 Copyright Law”) has achieved recently since the commencement of revision on 13th July, 2011. The three drafts for revisions advised by experts entrusted by the office of the leading group in charge of legislation revision have been completed.

It is said that the three drafts are separately drafted by the Intellectual Property Right Research Center of Chinese Academic and Social Science, Intellectual Property Right Research Center of Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and the School of Intellectual Property of Renmin University of China.