Kevin Kelly has an interesting post on the movie businesses in India, Nigeria, and China. The world's three biggest movie producing countries thrive with business models that have adapted to the possibility of little copyright enforcement.
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Lots of coverage of Google's surprising and welcome announcement that it is changing its approach to China and dropping censorship of search results in Google.cn: Google posting, Nart Villeneuve, Rebecca MacKinnon, Jonathan Zittrain and James Fallows are good places to start.
The Internet Governance Project reports that China has announced that it opposes extending the five year mandate of the Internet Governance Forum.
Julian Ho of the IP Osgoode blog has an interesting post on how U.S. pressure on China to reform its copyright laws may have an adverse effect on freedom of speech.
Late last month, the World Trade Organization released a much-anticipated decision involving a U.S.-led complaint against China over its intellectual property laws. Canada was among a number of countries that participated in the case, which alleged that China’s domestic laws, border measures, and criminal penalties for intellectual property violations do not comply with its international treaty obligations.
On April 25, 2007, David Emerson, then the Minister of International Trade, issued a press release announcing Canada's participation, stating that it was "based on concerns expressed by Canadian stakeholders on a range of issues related to China's intellectual property rights regime." Yet, as reported in my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) according to dozens of internal Canadian government documents obtained under the Access to Information Act, Canadian officials, unable to amass credible evidence of harm to Canadian interests, harboured significant doubts about the wisdom of joining the case and ultimately did so only under the weight of great pressure from the United States.