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Copyright Takedowns in China, Part IV: Whatever You Do, Register Your Copyrights First

 

 

28th January, 2016

 

By Mathew Alderson

 

This is the fourth in a series about online copyright takedowns. Copyright Takedowns in China was a general summary of the regulations that establish the takedown procedures. These regulations enable enforcement of the “right of communication through an information network” as it applies to sound recordings and audiovisual recordings. Copyright Takedowns in China Part II: Searching, Linking or Storing? looked at how providers of storage space encounter more liabilities than those merely providing searching or linking services. The application of the takedown regulations to cloud service providers was covered in Copyright Takedowns in China Part III: Audiovisual and Sound Recordings in the Cloud. Continue Reading

 

 

 

Market Entry Strategy In China: Distribution - Key Factors And Regulations.

 

 

13th January, 2016

 

By 常磊Pierluigi Damiano Lenge

 

The rise of e-commerce and most generally internet sales through social digital platforms has had a significant impact on the traditional models and structures for distributing goods and services in China. Surely foreign investors, whatever their business, “must” consider the development of their online presence in China as useful channel or crucial element of their market entry strategy, learning how it works and facing the particular issues due the Chinese internet restrictive policies. But if nowadays the Chinese market “seems” more accessible, the choice of the most suitable and profitable strategy-business model to entry into the Chinese market is still based on a careful evaluation process of several heterogeneous factors which directly and indirectly affect a specific business. Continue Reading

 

 

 

Simplified Business Registration Procedures in China

 

 

8th January, 2016

 

By David Cui

 

The PRC State Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) has recently launched reform of business registration procedure to simplify administrative procedures for companies. The reform aims to improve administrative efficiency while lowering costs. Continue Reading

 

 

 

Copyright Takedowns In China Part III — Audiovisual And Sound Recordings In The Cloud

 

 

7th December, 2015

 

By Mathew Alderson and Grace Yang

 

This is the third in our series on online copyright takedowns. In Copyright Takedowns in China, we provided a general summary of the regulations that establish the takedown procedures. These regulations enable enforcement of the “right of communication through an information network” as it applies to sound recordings and audiovisual recordings. In Copyright Takedowns in China Part II: Searching, Linking or Storing? we looked at how providers of storage space face more liabilities than those merely providing searching or linking services. In this third post we look at how the takedown regulations apply to cloud service providers. Continue Reading

 

 

 

Copyright Takedowns In China, Part II: Searching, Linking or Storing?

 

 

25th November, 2016

 

By Mathew Alderson and Grace Yang

 

This is the second in a series of posts about China’s system for the takedown of copyright subject matter stored or posted online without the copyright owner’s approval. In our first post, Copyright Takedowns in China, we provided a general summary of the regulations that establish the takedown procedures. These regulations enable enforcement of the “right of communication through an information network” as it applies to sound recordings and audiovisual recordings. As we have seen, the regulations apply to “network service providers” (网络服务提供者)and “service recipients” (服务对象). They draw a distinction between providers of searching or linking services and those that provide storage space. Continue Reading

 

 

 

 

Copyright Takedowns in China

 

 

16th November, 2015

 

By Mathew Alderson and Grace Yang 

 

China has a pretty good system for takedowns of copyright subject matter stored or posted online without the approval of the copyright owner. Our China lawyers are have helped motion picture producers, motion picture distributors, gaming companies and other copyright owners invoke this process and the results are generally good when the copyright owner is well prepared. Continue Reading

 

 

 

China: The next Shale Gas Boom? 

 

 

24 October, 2015

 

By Athanasios Pitatzis


In the next decades China will need huge amounts of natural gas to cover its domestic consumption. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Chinas natural gas demand will reach 300 – 350 bcm per year until 2019. Also, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration China possess the biggest amount of the technically recoverable shale gas reserves in the world. Over the last two-three years, the Chinese government made it clear that its goal is to cover a large share of its natural gas demands through the extraction and production of shale gas until 2020. However, the current low oil price environment definitely makes the implementation of this ambition plan rather challenging. Continue Reading