China Open to Less Restrictive IP Law

Posted in Laws by epictetus on February 15th, 2006

Here’s a link you probably won’t see anywhere else, an article from China Daily (the state-run periodical, the voice of the Chinese Communist Party in English essentially) mentioning John Howkins’ talk at a chinese business summit.  He talks about how adopting US-style copyright and patent law might have a downside, and emphasizes that future IP law should embrace innovators who want to share their work as well as ones who want to protect it.

I hope they listen to him.  And I hope they abandon their one-party government and adopt a sensible representative democracy, while they’re at it.

1 Comment »

  1. Beat said,

    February 17, 2006 @ 12:36 am

    So let me get this straight. The country that stands to benefit the most from making counterfeit Rolexes isn’t so sure it likes intellectual property laws? I’m shocked.

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