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China State-Owned Enterprises Now Have to Stop Pirating

The statement referred to enterprises that operate under the authority of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, as well as central state-owned enterprises that are directly supervised by the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council.

In a meeting with the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) the Chinese government promised to "develop a Judicial Interpretation" for the Supreme People’s Court, making clear that "those who facilitate online infringement will be jointly liable for such infringement."

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) had lobbied for such an agreement for several years and was unsurprisingly happy about this move: "We’re glad China has made clear it is committed to curbing illegal software use in its state-owned enterprises," said BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman in a prepared statement. "Piracy has been a persistent problem throughout the Chinese economy, but this represents a real opportunity to start bringing it under control. State-owned enterprises account for a huge share of China’s industrial output. More effectively upholding intellectual property laws in that sector will make a big difference. But the challenge will be effectively verifying compliance."

The BSA said that the commercial value of software piracy in China was $8.9 billion in 2011.

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  • SirGCal
    How come, to me that feels like the drug user saying 'Ohh yes, I'll clean up... Yes sir-ie. I'll head on over to rehab right now...'

    Maybe it's just me... /shrug...
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  • halcyon
    The Chinese moving in the right direction as far as IP? What's the world coming to?
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  • DAK_59
    Again?
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  • NuclearShadow
    SirGCalHow come, to me that feels like the drug user saying 'Ohh yes, I'll clean up... Yes sir-ie. I'll head on over to rehab right now...'Maybe it's just me... /shrug...
    One of the best ways to use government power for personal use is to set up businesses for certain success due to deals with the government. By ensuring a hefty profit you can then turn around and invest into the company and make tons of money while in office. Plus you can always expect the company to "pay it's respects" to you later on if they happen to be sending their lobbyists. I'm sure China is no exception to this and dances the same corruption dance.


    Oh and vote for NuclearShadow for the Senate in 2018 if you happen to live in Connecticut. I won't do any of the corruption but don't expect me to do my job either. I am starting the Procrastination party. Changing America today!.... or maybe tomorrow.
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  • Tanquen
    Now that they are making software and other IP on a larger scale. How Shocking! A few games I have like Alice: Madness Returns were made in China. Makes me want to set up a free torrent site just for stuff made in China and promise to shut it down for the next 30 years.

    We need large tariffs on stuff made in slave labor states. All that Wal-Mart garbage would cost as much or more than the old better made US/Mexico/Canada stuff if they could not just steal the IP, had to pay a fair wage, provide real health care and not totally destroy the local environment.
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  • jhansonxi
    NuclearShadowOh and vote for NuclearShadow for the Senate in 2018 if you happen to live in Connecticut. I won't do any of the corruption but don't expect me to do my job either. I am starting the Procrastination party. Changing America today!.... or maybe tomorrow.I'm impressed with your candor! I'd vote for you but I'm not in CT. :(
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  • jonjonjon
    does anyone really believe anything will actually change? i'm sure this is just some PR move.
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  • danielravennest
    They can just switch to "Red Flag Linux" (assembled in China) rather than pay the Microsoft tax.
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  • ceh4702
    If this was Microsoft the EU would be assessing a 200 million $$ fine. Ban them from all computer and software sales for 10 years.

    Dont allow them to sell the Lenovo Brand.
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  • elbert
    How many jobs did M$ have to outsource to make this possible? I think 1000 new staffers may be the price.
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