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{ Monthly Archives } January 2009

CTrip v Qunar – Who owns the Copyright?

It is widely reported (in Chinese) that Beijing Haidian District People’s Court has given its decision on the copyright disputes between CTrip and Qunar.com. Qunar’s search engine crawls CTrip’s website, as well as other similar sites, and search the customers’ comments to hotels, then list the thumbnails of those comments in Qunar’s own pages. According to […]

Who owns unauthorized fixation of the performance?

Fixation of the performance without the performer’s authorization will infringe the copyright. However, the questions follow: shall those unauthorized phonograms totally be discarded? Who can use them, and in what extent?Easy124, a reader of this blog, sent me some provisions in Canadian Copyright Act. Among them, Section 15 (1) (b) noted that a performer has […]

Book Chapters The Intellectual Property Law (2004)

Here are English abstracts of my book chapters in CHEN Xinghua (ed.), The Intellectual Property Law (Kunming: Yunnan University Press, 2004). Chapter 25: Name of Commercial Entities and Geographical Indication This chapter includes two sections. The first one introduces the following contents: the identification and characters of the Name of Commercial Entities (NCE); the conditions […]

Lecture – WTO IP Disputes – US v China DS362 DS363

On 2 Dec 2008, invited by my friend Ms. LEE Na, I lectured for 2 hours in English at the bilingual course “Advanced Int’l Trade Law” in School of Law, Kunming University of Sci. & Tech. The topic is: WTO IP Disputes: US v China DS362 & DS363.  Here is the PPT. It will be […]

From FaTianXia to YaDian-从法天下到雅典学园

This is a bilingual post. The Chinese version is following the English.这是一篇双语日志,中文部分在后面。 The logo of FaTianXia.FaTianXia (Red characters beside the left stamp of Chinese traditional “Law”) means Law in the World, or Law for the World, or Study from the World, etc. The black inscription is specially presented by professor Jiang Ping, the most prominent […]

Book Chapter – Taxation Issues in the E-commerce

DONG Hao, “Taxation Issues in the E-commerce”, in LI Zuming (ed.), E-commerce Law, Beijing: University of International Business and Economics Press (2009), 19,000 words; Introduction:The E-commerce should not escape itself from the taxation. However, the troditional tax law and taxation policies would not cope with the new challenges including the identification of the taxpayer, the […]