Posts Tagged ‘piracy’

Alibaba Lands On U.S. Notorious Markets List For Lax Counterfeit Policies

Alibaba’s ecosystem comprises China’s biggest Internet marketplace, and it’s again in the crosshairs of United States Trade Representative Michael Froman. …


Microsoft, HP, Samsung Sign Anti-piracy Agreement For Chinese Market

Microsoft has signed an anti-piracy agreement with HP and Samsung to ensure the installation of genuine Windows and Office software on their PCs sold in the Chinese market. Microsoft previously announced this agreement when the company launched its latest anti-piracy campaign in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. According to the agreement, HP and Samsung will ask their […]


Microsoft Cancels Packaged Windows 8 For Chinese Market

Microsoft announced its new product sales strategy in the Chinese market to only provide the electronic online version and OEM pre-installed versions of Windows 8, cutting the sales of packaged operating system sales. In the past, Microsoft normally sold its operating system products in three ways, including the packaged version, OEM pre-installed version, and online […]


Microsoft China Sues Ten Dealers For Pirated Software Installations

Microsoft China has announced that it has sued ten Chinese computer dealers for pre-installation of pirated Microsoft software on sold PCs. The ten dealers are Beijing Yuntong Shidai Technology Trade Company; Beijing Yuchen Shimei Technology Company; Beijing Sinetec Technology Company; Shanghai Summit Technology Company; Nanjing Bibang Network Technology Development Company; Nanjing Herun Technology Company; Guangzhou […]


Sohu.com Initiates Chinese Alliance Against Video Websites

Initiated by Sohu.com, Joy.cn, and Union Voole Technology Company, a new anti-piracy alliance that is co-founded by 110 Chinese Internet video copyright owners has been launched in Beijing.
This new anti-piracy alliance released ten slogans that call for Internet video websites’ prevention of the spread of unauthorized video works. The websites are encouraged to block the […]


Chinese Software Pirate Sentenced To 3.5 Years In Jail

Hong Lei, webmaster of Tomatolei.com and maker of the pirated edition of Windows XP in China, has been sentenced to 3.5 years in jail in addition to a fine of CNY1 million.
According to information from Microsoft in local media, the punishments were announced by the People’s Court of Huqiu district of Suzhou during the first […]


China’s Shanda Literature Plans To Sue Google For Book Piracy

According to Hou Xiaoqiang, CEO of Shanda Literature, the company plans to start a lawsuit against Google to push the global search engine towards better transparency and a higher sense of corporate social responsibility.
Hou says Shanda Literature, which is a subsidiary of Chinese online game game company Shanda, started contact with Google before the latest […]


Dispute Between Tudou.com And Chinese Anti-piracy Alliance Continues

Reacting to media reports earlier this week that 80 Chinese copyright owners had formed an anti-piracy alliance to start a massive legal assault against Chinese Internet video website Tudou.com, Huang Huiwen, vice president for Tudou.com, told local media that the company has not received any written notice or document about the lawsuit and has no […]


Eighty Copyright Owners Will Sue Tudou.com In China

About 80 Chinese copyright owners, including Joy.cn, Beijing Polybona Film Distribution, Beijing Orange Sky Entertainment Group and SFS Emperor, are planning a massive legal assault against Chinese Internet video website Tudou.com for various copyright infringements.


China’s Qidian.com Sets Up CNY200,000 Anti-piracy Fund

China’s literature website Qidian.com has published a notice on its website stating that it will set up a anti-piracy fund and invest CNY200,000 as a first-phase investment.