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China Beefs Up Punishment For Intellectual Property Theft

     

engine

9:27 am on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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China Beefs Up Punishment For Intellectual Property Theft [reuters.com]
China has arrested more than 4,000 people for violating intellectual property rights (IPR) since November and will enforce tougher punishments to combat the "rampant" problem, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

Gao Feng, deputy director of the Ministry of Public Security's Economic Crimes Investigation Bureau, told a news conference that his agency had uncovered more than 2,000 cases since China launched a six-month campaign to beef up enforcement of intellectual property rights last November.

The financial value of the cases totaled 2.3 billion yuan ($348 million), Gao said, adding that the number of arrests, cases and financial value represent a tripling from the same period a year ago.

J_RaD

3:04 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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business as usual, stealing and coping is how its done over there!

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4:18 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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How is it business as usual when the authorities are clamping down?

I welcome the move by the authorities, although, I agree that ti will take a lot more time to bring it round.

J_RaD

4:38 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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2,000 cases isn't even a drop in the ocean. It would go all the way to the top of the gov! they steal/copy mil secrets pretty much as a way of life.

look at all the copycat cars the chinese automakers popout, BWM clones with a different logo...its pretty blatant.

incrediBILL

5:35 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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We used to have a not-so-funny joke in Silicon Valley about selling in China:

Q: How many copies do you think we'll sell in China?
A: One. They'll make their own copies.

Nice to see a crackdown but I don't think it's even scratching the surface.

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5:51 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It would go all the way to the top of the gov! they steal/copy mil secrets pretty much as a way of life.


Only China?

SEOPTI

5:38 am on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Chinese government pays a dollar for killing a dog or cat. They skin millions of animals alive in China each year. Before trying to fix their economy they should first try to fix their ethics.

BeeDeeDubbleU

10:58 am on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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This practice is deplorable but lots of Western countries have problems with ethics too. We just don't always see it that way.

rogerd

2:40 pm on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Seems like a move that is mainly for showing their trading partners and fending off protectionist legislation. Still, as the nation develops they'll have to start protecting IP better because domestic firms will demand it.

J_RaD

4:22 pm on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Only China?


they do no R&D they do not innovate, they copy, make the copy look as close as they can to the orig and its good to go.

go look up some chinese car crash tests. oh that looks like a BMW X5 wait hmm waoh it flattens like a pancake on impact, crumple zone? I guess the whole car and passengers are the crumple zone. but hey they copied he design perfectly...kinda.


Chinese government pays a dollar for killing a dog or cat. They skin millions of animals alive in China each year. Before trying to fix their economy they should first try to fix their ethics.


they also profit by turning their people into cheap slave labor. All for the greater good right? seems like they are just stepping on the backs of their citizens.

BeeDeeDubbleU

4:46 pm on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Now, now! This is treading dangerous ground. Major industrialised countries like the US have been doing this since the dawn of manufacturing.

Is it OK for other countries to exploit Chinese labour but not themselves?

(I am not defending this by way but you have to look at it with your eyes wide open.)

SEOPTI

8:25 am on Jan 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Sutre, but it is still not acceptable to skin cats and dogs alive, I will not do business with a country with this horrible ethics. Their governement is totally f*****ed up.
 

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