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The complexities of online copyright


Developments in online copyright are far outstripping those in conventional protection. This makes them especially interesting, say Elliot Papageorgiou of Rouse and Jiang Nandi of Beijing Lusheng Law Firm

With the rapid development of information technology, the internet has continued to gain substantial momentum and an increasing place in daily Chinese life. According to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), China's internet users topped 111 million at the end of 2005, 137 million at the end of 2006, and 210 million at the end of 2007. While the almost ubiquitous application of the internet enables people to remain connected within China and abroad, it also poses substantial challenges to China's conventional copyright protection system.

Spurred by a number of high-profile international music industry cases, the developments in the law relating to the protection of online copyright have comfortably overtaken developments in copyright protection for conventional media. In each case, however, there are further challenges, and capacity for further developments.

Copyright protection in conventional media China's first dedicated legislation for the protection of copyright, the Copyright Law of the PRC,...


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