Whack-A-Mole: A Brief History of Music Piracy in China

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Copyright Law | 6 Comments
Whack-A-Mole: A Brief History of Music Piracy in China

Share Copyright owners have long lamented rampant media piracy in China. For years, international film and music industry groups have estimated the piracy rate for optical disc media (CDs, DVDs, and VCDs) to be at least eighty-five to ninety percent. As recently as 2011, virtually all music downloads in China were unauthorized. Subsequently, the international […]

Making Amends: China Music Copyright Law Primer

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Copyright Law | 4 Comments
Making Amends: China Music Copyright Law Primer

Share Many people wonder why piracy of copyrighted works in China is such a persistent, difficult problem to tackle, and some may wonder whether China even has a modern copyright law at all. The aim of this article is to provide some background regarding China’s copyright law for those interested in understanding what China’s copyright environment […]