Chinese Law Prof Blog

Editor: Donald C. Clarke
George Washington University Law School

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Thursday, October 9, 2008

WTO panel partly sides with US in dispute with China over IP piracy

In August 2007, the US requested a panel to hear its complaint against China for inadequate enforcement of IP laws. The panel has now issued its interim report. Although the report is not yet public, AP reports (citing trade diplomats who have seen the interim report) that the panel faulted China for not prosecuting pirates who copy CDs and DVDs before they are passed by censors. Apparently the panel also found, however, that Chinese thresholds for prosecuting piracy do not break WTO rules.

For the full AP report, click here.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/2008/10/wto-panel-partl.html

News - Chinese Law, News - Miscellaneous | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef0105357707cc970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference WTO panel partly sides with US in dispute with China over IP piracy:

Comments

Post a comment