2024-05-22 06:10:33
China rejects criticism of anti-piracy efforts, says Canada worse news


Chinese intellectual property officials rejected U.S. criticism of China’s anti-piracy efforts, insisting they are cracking down and saying countries such as Canada are worse offenders.

The officials said the
scale of Chinese enforcement is growing, with 235 criminal cases taken
to court last year and 73 million DVDs, books and other products

They rejected suggestions Chinese limits on imports of books and
movies is driving demand for pirated copies. A second U.S. complaint to
the WTO last week said Beijing has failed to live up to promises to
remove restrictions the import and distribution of books, newspapers,
magazines, CDs, DVDs and video games.

Industry groups said the lack of legitimate products is feeding Chinese demand for pirated movies, music and other goods.

“I don’t think it is a good argument that restrictions on imports
of books and audio-video products led to rampant piracy,” Mr. Wang [a spokesman for the Chinese National Copyright Administration,]said.

Caracalla — April 18, 2007 @ 5:54 am

As I recall Canada is on the verge of introducing DMCA-like rules. Perhaps another DMCA offensive is on the way? (http://www.boingboing.net/2007/04/15/canadas_dmca_coming_.html)

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.