by Mike Masnick
Wed, Sep 16th 2009 2:59pm
To hear the US entertainment industry talk about it, China doesn't respect any intellectual property at all. The truth, of course, is a lot more nuanced than that, but it's still a bit odd to read that China is proudly cracking down on the threat of "pirated teaching materials," which the government deems dangerous because it "harm[s] the healthy development of the country's youth." It's unclear how cheaper or even free teaching materials "harm" youth, but the speculation is that it's more about the government not liking the content than any real worry about "piracy." But, these days, due to pressure from other countries, China doesn't mind an excuse to pretend that it's being tough on piracy.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Chinese Smartphone Leader Xiaomi Adds Special New Feature In Order To Enter US Market -- A Patent Hoard
- Another Reason Adopting 'Collect It All' Was A Bad Idea: China May Now Be Applying It To US Citizens' Personal Data
- How China Tamed The Country's Top Bloggers, And Took Back The Net
- China Surprises No One By Passing Cybersecurity Law That Gives It More Control Of The Internet
- Bruce Schneier: Sure, Russia & China Probably Have The Snowden Docs... But Not Because Of Snowden