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Post time 2019-2-2 16:22:01 |Display all floors
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Post time 2019-2-2 16:30:51 |Display all floors
HailChina! Post time: 2019-2-2 16:22
This was a very funny comment. Well done.

Blindly shooting in the general direction of your enemy  ...

Good grief -- only YOU caught the drift of the message.

Another "brilliant" is due where credit is due.

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Post time 2019-2-2 16:31:58 |Display all floors
We are talking about top-of-the-line high-tech products that America is accusing companies like Huawei are 'stealing.'  There is not one case of such accusations brought before the WTO that has been found to have any validity.  

Let me repeat -- we are strictly concerned with heists in high-tech industries like chips from Qualcomm or Intel in the past and now Huawei, for those are the leading actors in determining the global economic pecking order.

There is no probable cause for Huawei to be motivated to ‘steal’ anything as the leader of the pack, inasmuch as there is no fathomable reason why James Lebron would want to steal notes on how to play basketball from David Copperfield – both are famous personalities in their own rights, but neither would want to lose that self-respect by hitching its own growth to stealing something from someone making some other pursuits.

Huawei is interested only in 5G technology, and its level of development is not something any American company is even close in achieving.   Just a few days ago Huawei was itself suing a South Korean company for violating its patent rights in the civil court, but it did not make any headlines since it wasn’t as sensational as the Huawei case, and in fact Huawei never brought the suit into China’s criminal court system.  

So obviously the charges against Huawei are nothing more than a “thief-yelling-catch-thief” trick used by the U.S. Crime Boss to throw the scent off his own criminal track while being heavily pursued by Special Investigator Robert Mueller on everything from A to Z.

Software piracy was rampant globally because the technologies needed to prevent such abuse were non-existent just a few years ago.  When so-called legality was not enforceable then those were not true legal rights.  The problem is that it also permeated every corner in the world including the United States itself from sea to shining sea.   It happened because laws against such use were largely unenforceable.  

What exactly is ‘unenforceable’?

That means you can put it into the penal code but you can’t actually enforce it because the level of technology required to do so is non-existent.   For instance, the four great inventions of China – paper, gunpowder, mariner’s compass and movable type of printing – all had indisputably intellectual property rights in the old systems, but because they were not enforceable, China had not been able to collect one cent for those innovations from their foreign users.  

If IP property rights had been enforceable down the centuries, it would have long ago generated enough cash for China to buy up all the lands and properties in the civilized world and then some.

Another reason is the pursuit of cultural influence.  American textbooks were too expensive for non-Americans to buy and so in order to spread Western culture, various publishing houses allowed “Asian editions” to be available to foreign students at a small fraction of the printed price to spread U.S. soft power.

This had also happened in the realm of software development. The reason why companies let non-American users make ‘illegal copies’ of its pre-Windows 10 platforms because once you start to use Windows as your platform, Microsoft can earn enough revenues from these related business avenues to compensate for the ‘losses’ incurred by their tolerance of the use of the pirated versions.

To put it another way, when reproduction and distribution technologies of name-brand  software was still relatively primitive, IP protection was a laudable but impracticable policy, inasmuch as asking a scantily-clad Marilyn Monroe to walk alone after midnight into the red-lantern district of Amsterdam unmolested is at best a heroic but sad joke.

I have friends and acquaintances who work in these software companies and they tell me that before Big Data and Cloud Computing came into existence, there was no way to prevent any user from placing a blank disc into a Zipspin and produce ten thousand copies of Windows 95 for distribution.  

Now with Cloud Computing you need to subscribe to the use of their software annually on a renewal basis, and not just start using it with a copy and a code.  So piracy in this area has virtually disappeared because of lack of legacy compatibility – you can’t use an 2015 version to work on 2018 projects.

All this goes to show that you cannot then single China out and say “hey you thief you are stealing my IP rights point black – what am I a sucker or what?” when this is a global phenomenon, including inside the good ole USA itself, where I have heard that you can simply go to any pirating website and download material to your heart’s desires.

In fact any unbiased observer can see that China is in fact the best performer on IP rights protection as far as products like Windows are concerned.  By Chinese law all official government agencies and SOEs use original factory-manufactured software.  Other than for reasons of moral probity as espoused in the Confucian culture, this is also because Chinese patents have reached a level that its IP rights need to be protected as much as foreign ones do.

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Post time 2019-2-2 23:22:15 |Display all floors
Among the details embedded along with two dozen allegations that the US brought against Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Monday (Jan. 28), one stands out: a supposed bonus program for stealing trade secrets.

In an indictment for conspiring to steal trade secrets and other charges brought in the Western District of Washington on Jan. 16 (pdf), but only unsealed this week, the US describes alleged efforts by Huawei to steal technical specifications related to Tappy, a robot that Bellevue, Washington-based T-Mobile USA developed for testing phones.

The indictment alleges that Huawei’s China office directed Huawei engineers working with T-Mobile in the US to fulfill a contract to supply phones to steal photos, measure the robot, and even steal a part. When the behavior was discovered, the indictment says Huawei tried to mislead T-Mobile and claim the employees were acting on their own.

The US alleges that (p. 19-20), apart from emails showing the actions were taken at the direction of senior staff, a 2013 bonus program encouraged employees to steal competitors’ secrets and post the information on an internal website, in exchange for financial reward:

[quote]On July 10, 2013, at the same time that Huawei China and Huawei USA were falsely claiming that the conduct of A.X. and F.W. was “isolated,” constituted a “moment of indiscretion,” and was contrary to Huawei’s corporate policies, Huawei China launched a formal policy instituting a bonus program to reward employees who stole confidential information from competitors. Under the policy, Huawei China established a formal schedule for rewarding employees for stealing information from competitors based upon the confidential value of the information obtained. Employees were directed to post confidential information obtained from other companies on an internal Huawei website, or, in the case of especially sensitive information, to send an encrypted email to a special email mailbox. A “competition management group” was tasked with reviewing the submission and awarding monthly bonuses to the employees who provided the most valuable stolen information.

An email sent by HR at Huawei USA two days later about the program said “here in the USA we do not condone nor engage in such activities and such a behavior is expressly prohibited by [Huawei USA’s] company policies” but also said “in some foreign countries and regions such a directive and award program may be normal and within the usual course of business.”
In a statement, Huawei said that the trade secrets matter had been resolved as a result of a civil suit brought by T-Mobile in 2013. A Seattle jury found Huawei had breached its contract with T-Mobile and ordered it to pay $4.8 million in damages. Huawei declined to comment when asked by Quartz whether such a bonus program had existed.[/quote]

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Post time 2019-2-2 23:23:52 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2019-2-2 16:31
We are talking about top-of-the-line high-tech products that America is accusing companies like Huaw ...

This is the practice that must stop!

The Chinese electronics giant Huawei paid bonuses to its employees for stealing confidential information from outside companies, according to an indictment of the company on fraud charges issued Monday by the US Department of Justice.

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Post time 2019-2-3 09:20:44 |Display all floors
both sides are playing the coin well these days.  IP theft is real.
if you disagree why don't you pay homage to the people who created your phone and computer.

if it were not for the USA you would be chasing girls via carrier pidgeon.

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Post time 2019-2-3 09:22:22 |Display all floors
by the way. I never had an apple phone or computer. I have a huawei .  works great in CHina. I have a samsung for when I go abroad.

if ms meng is in fact guilty then its going to be a shit storm.

- rasta

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