China’s Piracy Crackdown: Is It The Real Thing?

Law360, New York (March 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Widespread reports that China has created a special court to prosecute product piracy cases in its bid to curb rampant illegal copying of movies, music, software and other goods may not be what they seem.

Amid claims by China in recent days that the country is making vigorous efforts to crack down on intellectual property theft, a number of news sources—including Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal—reported late last week that China's supreme court has created a Judicial Court of Intellectual Property to handle piracy...
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