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The Jailbreaking Exemption and Apple Peel 520

As it has been known by all creatures on earth (maybe except lawyers), the U.S. Library of Congress issued a statement on Monday that legalized “jailbreaking” wireless telephone handsets. It is no doubt a good news for jailbreakers, the unauthorized App developers, as well as iPhone buyers. Now you can strut up to the black […]

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Google’s License renewed, and ISP Liability Released

The game of “Spoting the Difference” starts again! Google’s ICP license renewed. See the captured today’s Google.cn web page below (left), and compare it with the page in last week (right). Google.cn on 9 July 2010: Google.cn on 4 July 2010: Exactly as what I predicted few days ago, Google is trying to make Google.cn […]

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Statutory Damages Flexible: Tenenbaum Case Updated

Represented by Professor Charles Nesson, Joel Tenenbaum pulled one back in his P2P downloading case, in which he was sentenced $675,000 dollars statutory damages to the copyright owners. I was sitting in the hearing when Professor Nesson presented his move of either placing a new trial or granting a remittitur. Briefly, Charlie’s argument is: 675,000 […]

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Chinese Posts at BlawgDog from Dec. 14th to Dec. 20th: English Abstracts

From December 14th to December 20th, 2009, seven new Chinese entries have been posted to the Blawgdog. Here are the brief one-sentence abstracts for the English readers’ reference: Top Ten 2009 Copyright News in ChinaChosen by the China Copyright Journal. I added the referral links to those news that had been commented at blawgdog. It’s […]

Chinese BT websites are shut down because of "No License"

The leading Chinese websites of BT sharing are shutting down since the beginning of December. BTChina  btchina.net), one of the most famous such sites, is totally shut down. And the rumour that its webmaster has been arrested was once widely spreaded. Yesterday, the webmaster of BTChina left a very brief message at the webpage: It […]

Is Google Books Infringing Copyright under Current Chinese Law?

As an Interent application or online service, “Google Books”  may not necessarily be found infringement. But, Google would be held infringement liability if it really scanned Chinese books without authors’ consents. First of all, I am talking about Chinese copyright Law. As for whether the same act would be held infringement in the US courts, […]