One of the useful, but neglected, empirical sources on copyright issues in China is China’s National Reading Survey Report. The most recent volume that I have is from 2009. It was published April 2011. Continue reading
The following are some English language reference materials for those who are closely following Chinese copyright developments, which can also be useful for those attending Fordham’s conference on July 25. Continue reading
The recently released KPMG 2012 Global Technology Innovation Survey of 668 geographically distributed technology business executives suggests that technology innovation may shift from Silicon Valley to another destination, with the most likely destination being China (44%), in the next four years.
The National Copyright Administration (NCA) has released its second draft revision of the copyright law for public comment. The draft is found here.
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. Comments are due July 31. The draft was released July 6. Several trade associations in the US have already expressed an interest in commenting again. Continue reading
The National Copyright Administration released its draft of revisions to the Copyright Law on March 31, 2012, with comments due by April 30, 2012. Thus far, approximately two thousand comments have been received. The draft is not yet calendared for formal consideration by the State Council Legislative Affairs Office (SCLAO) for this year, or by the National People’s Congress. In addition, further consideration may be delayed because there are other IP laws, such as the Trademark Law and Anti-unfair Competition Law that are still pending with the SCLAO. However, Vice Commissioner Yan Xiaohong of NCA noted at the recent Federal Circuit Bar Association conference in Beijing that he expected submission to the State Council by the end of the year.