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Taiwan Passes Stricter Copyright Law

Law360 (August 25, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Taiwan’s legislature has passed a beefed-up version of the Copyright Law, imposing heavy penalties including prison terms for infringers.

The new law, passed Tuesday by the island nation’s Legislative Yuan, applies to all cases of copyright infringement, both where the motive is profiteering and otherwise. However, reasonable use of copyrighted materials and the use of copyrighted materials for personal reference are exempt from penalties.

The revised Copyright Law provides extra protection for CDs and CD-ROMs that have an anti-copying code. Those who violate the provision are...
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