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Chinese Music Law: New Broadcast Right for Sound Recordings on the Horizon

China’s copyright law presently gives the owner of the copyright in a sound recording a right of approval and a right of remuneration when a recording is communicated to the public through an information network. These are considered neighboring rights because they are not included in the rights comprising the copyright in the sound recording.

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On COVID-19, Cryptocurrencies, and Geopolitics

By James Cooper On Friday, April 24, I led a continuing legal education program along with my colleague Emilio Cazares of Sheppard Mullin in San Diego and co-founder of the San Diego Blockchain Forum. Invited by Fred Rocafort of Harris Bricken and Leonid Kisselev of the International Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association,

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How to Protect Your Company Information When You Travel to China

A lawyer’s job is to discern their clients’ risks and help them avoid them. We are both trained and paid to be paranoid. Years ago, when I was in Tokyo on a particularly sensitive international law matter, I left my hotel room as I had done pretty much every day for the last 7-8 days and

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China Streaming or China Dreaming? The Outlook for Foreign VOD

The numbers coming out of China continue to amaze. There are 855 million digital consumers in China and they have more than twice as many internet users as the US has people. The Chinese are spending an average of 358 minutes per day online. They spend 8% of their online time streaming video content. A

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New California Data Privacy Law Will Affect Businesses Across the Globe

This isn’t the first time I’ve written on the China Law Blog (see here) about the California Consumer Privacy Act (or “CCPA”), California’s massive new privacy law that many compare to EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (or “GDPR”), but it’s certainly becoming more important now as CCPA takes effect in about six weeks. If you weren’t

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How China’s New CyberSecurity Laws Can (Will?) Destroy Your Business

In China’s New Cybersecurity Program: NO Place to Hide and again in China’s New Cybersecurity System: There is NO Place to Hide we wrote how China’s new “cybersecurity” laws give the Chinese government and its prized companies full and total access to all data and IP held by foreign companies. Yesterday, in China’s New Cryptography Law: Still No Place to

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China’s New Cryptography Law: Still No Place to Hide

The PRC National People’s Congress on October 26 enacted the long awaited Encryption Law (密码法), which will come into effect on January 1, 2020. The official text of the law can be found here and an English language summary can be found here:  The Law is another piece of the comprehensive cybersecurity system China is rolling