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Chinese company to sue Japanese TV station for copyright violation
August 20, 2007

A Chinese media company is suing Japanese TV station SKY PerfecTV for unauthorized broadcast of a drama series, and claiming 2.6 million U.S. dollars in damages.

Beijing-based Chi Dong Culture Media Ltd. was alleging intellectual property rights (IPR) violation, its lawyer Feng Quanfu told Xinhua on Monday.

Chi Dong, copyright owner of the TV series "The Lettuce", accused the Japanese station of unauthorized broadcast of the drama in a suit filed at a court in Tokyo, said Feng.

The lawsuit was the first of its kind concerning IPR violation of a TV series, said Chi Dong manager Zhang Xiaofang, who also cited a SKY PerfecTV program list, alleging it illegally aired around 500 Chinese TV dramas from 2003 to 2006.

The list included some of China's most popular and profitable TV dramas such as "Princess Pearl", "In the Passionate Days", "Never In Peace" and "My Own Swordsman".

Zhang said SKY PerfecTV's illegal broadcast of "The Lettuce" could be traced back to 2005, when its 785 channel aired the drama, apparently disregarding a warning letter from Chi Dong.

The company later appealed to a Tokyo court, but the TV station took no action after the court ordered an end to the infringement.

"It isn't rare to see Chinese TV series being illegally broadcast abroad," said Zheng Shengli, a Beijing University professor specializing in IPR protection. "But most Chinese copyright-owners lack the sense of IPR protection, fear high legal costs and are unfamiliar with foreign legal procedure."

Chinese companies needed to lodge joint lawsuits against foreign violators to share costs and increase the chances of winning their cases, Zheng said.

Source: Xinhua
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Originally posted by changabula at 2007-4-30 19:06
So everytime you use a piece of paper or read a book (Chinese Invention) can you give some money to charity? Or when you use toilet paper to wipe your @ss we are not going to say use grass instead.

China does not want any royalties from you. We are a kind and generous people. We are not going to make a fuss whenever anyone in the world uses a piece of paper.

Can you imagine the money Bill Gates would make if he had invented paper or the printing press?
It would make what he gets from Windows look like chicken feed!

BTW If China was so selfish thousands of years ago and made the kind of laws that you people keep making can you imagine how rich she would have been?

Philosophical Point:
We are still infants in the stream of time. We are only starting to discover the secrets of nature and the universe.
China is rising. She will become more developed and advanced.
You keep making the copyright laws because the time will come when an advanced China will be back to her creative and innovative self.
As she invents and discover you will have to pay up according to the same laws that you are implementing!..

We can now see this coming true as china rises from slumber.

On the other hand, Americans were so creative and innovative that they put themselves into over 14 trillion dollar debt... and more important on a pension... UNFUNDED LIABILITIES for Medicare and Social Security at over 100 trillion dollars!

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