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Post time 2008-1-11 18:17:37 |Display all floors
It can be hard to combat infringement of software although it could bring healthy development to software

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Post time 2008-1-12 16:26:37 |Display all floors
Piracy? It's not a new buzzword today. The campaign against plagiarism has, at least, resultlessly lasted for over a decade, no sign bespeaking the end of the anti-piracy combating yet, while China has being quickly but steadily strode over his one target and another, which might be the rub—western rich bloc has found far less illegal deeds committed by the newcomer of WTO family, especially when the human-right card had become musty, and one extra hurdle (piracy) for the eastern athlete was therefore set with seemingly grave requirement. Compared with his gentleman humor of 10 years ago, nowadays Mr. G8 seems more and more censorious. What happened to him?
Looking backward the vicissitude of human civilization, China once played the flourishing center in not only art but science and technology, and undoubtedly western civilization was enlightened dramatically by some of Chinese discoveries and innovations like paper-making, fire powder, compass, embroidery, porcelain and so on. The truth could also be easily testified by many oriental and western historical events or figures, e.g. Marc polo. As the matter of fact, many western novels also bear the truth. Let’s imagine what if China had not voluntarily spread his technologies after the western piracy policy. With the given, could Yuanmingyuan Royal Garden be plundered and scorched? And could death population during two world wars count in the unit of million? In the matter of the recently constant charge for China’s loose anti-piracy policy, though with the empathy with western gentleman, China should also learn to purse his mouth to his western friends at proper times, and learn to fairly play with these so-called civilized people in furtherance of their so-called game rules. Then, what next card will they cast?

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Post time 2008-1-12 19:42:46 |Display all floors
Originally posted by voice_cd at 9-1-2008 02:40
The government vowed Tuesday to increase its efforts to combat software piracy in a bid to ensure the development of the industry.


Really?

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0d4eef ... 2-0000779fd2ac.html

I can imagine the outburst in China if it had been the otherway around, but this guy is a hero in China? Seems to be a case of China saying one thing and doing another.
"People are the water, the ruler is the boat; water can carry the boat, but it can also capsize it."

-- Li Shimin (2nd Tang Emperor, "Taizong")

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Reply #19 mencius's post

mencius,

Don't jump into conclusion so quick without the knowledge of the backgrounds.

The civil case regarding the brand name ABRO is already filed in Guangzhou.  Yuan had been "invited" by ABRO for a "negotiation" in a third country, Germany.  Due to the prolonged visa procedure in the Germany embassy, he was further "invited" to the UK for the "negotiation".  

He was arrested, after landing, by the UK police on board of the Chinese flight, which is regarded as Chinese territory.  And the warrant issued by the US was sent to the UK secretly before his arrival.

So, the arrest of Yuan is legal nor not?  It is terrifying to see the UK police to have behave like this: to enter another country's territory to arrest someone who has come to the UK under the "invitation".

Regarding the brand name of Abro, there is a lot to discuss considering the Chinese aspects of the Magic Power and Abro.  I don't know who will win the registration of the brand name in China, but I know Coca Cola lost the case against Chinese Baishi Cola.

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Post time 2008-1-13 14:47:51 |Display all floors
That's odd "Baishi Cola" would seem the choice for Pepsi Cola as "Baishi Kele". Shouldn't Coca Cola be something like "Kekou Kele" or "Kouke Kele", presuming I have valid pairs?
"Justice prevails... evil justice."

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Post time 2008-1-13 16:47:05 |Display all floors

Abuse of Process

The Yuan case points again to the deficiencies in the Chinese laws.

In the ideal world, there should be expedited justice for something like this in China, where Yuan can sue ABRO and the Americans for abuse of process and fraud, and for the Chinese courts to issue billions (yes with a "B") in punitive damages against the Yanks, to be enforceable against both the public company and its senior execs personally.  

Only than can Chinese enterprises truly be protected.   Speed is important, and process is important.   Of course reciprocity is important - the obvious is that any foreign court that seeks to have Chinese court recognize or assist in their judgments MUST be made to recognize Chinese judgments.  Beyond that it is just a matter of acting efficiently and resolutely to protect truth and justice, and prevent the Yuan type case from ever happening again.

The Yanks REALLY overstepped the bounds this time.  It is similar to their bombing of the Chinese embassy in Kosovo, and is a serious infringement of Chinese sovereignty - this time done through fraud and the hegemon's gangster network, with the Brits playing enforcer.  Hey two can play the game.  If commercial disputes can be upped to criminal prosecution, as long as that is the rule, expect to see arrest warrants issued for criminal antitrust violations against Microsoft and Intel execs. in the years to come.

What is good must be universal.

[ Last edited by tongluren at 2008-1-13 04:56 PM ]

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Post time 2008-1-13 17:21:34 |Display all floors

Reply #21 interesting's post

For your further info, and we have Feichang Kele, a Chinese brand of soft drink, which also won the case against Kekou Kele (Coca Cola).

It seems you know Chinese language, so, what does Abro mean in Chinese?

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