Angel on my shoulder…

The consumption of audio-visual contents has traditionally relied on the sale of tangible data carriers (video tapes, DVDs, Blu-ray discs etc.) or on the streaming of video contents via the Internet. Rental practices gained ground in the 1980s, but the rental of tangible copies is

China IP Diary #2

During the second half of 2016, National Copyright Administration of PRC (NCAC) and other three authorities (State Internet Information Office, Ministry of Industry and Information and Ministry of Public Security) jointly launched the 2016 Jianwang Operation (hereafter called” JW 2016” and Jianwang means the “sword

Copyright Harmonization in the Digital Age: will the EU Cope?

Much has been written on the European Commission’s Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy, including its copyright-relevant pieces (cf. several posts on IPKat or The 1709 Blog) and also critiques on the impact of policy failures of EU copyright. Indeed, the concept of DSM exists since

China IP Diary #1

From December 5 to December 7 in 2016, the sixth International Copyright Expo was held in Guangzhou, China. This expo aims to show the achievements, to promote the protection of copyright and to guide industrial development. WIPO, National Copyright Administration and IP protection organizations from