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Chinese expert calls Internet 'biggest killer' of copyright protection

Thursday - Apr 19, 2012, 01:10am (GMT+5.5)
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Beijing - The Internet has now become the greatest 'killer' of copyright protection, an official working with a firm formed to safeguard Chinese writers' copyrights online, has said.

Bei Zhicheng, an executive of the Writers' Rights Protection Union, also said the download speed of illegal e-books is fast and the amounts are big, which has damaged writers' interests.

"What's worse, the expense of keeping the copyright is much higher than the settlements that victims receive, according to current regulations," The China Daily quoted Zhicheng, as saying.

"While the case also costs residents more time and energy," he said.

According to the report, A Chinese judge recently said that over 60 percent of intellectual property cases heard in Beijing's courts last year were copyright-related and relevant  infringements mainly happened through the Internet.

The courts heard 9,653 intellectual property cases last year, 6,105 of which were related to copyright infringements, the judge revealed.

In September, nine Chinese writers, sued tech giant Apple in a Beijing intermediate court for violating their copyrights and demanded 12 million Yuan in compensation.

In 2009, Microsoft Corp sued Beijing-based Sichuang Weilai Technology, claiming the latter infringed the copyright of Microsoft's Windows XP and Office 2003 software.


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