3/10/2006

China Creates Court for Piracy Cases

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

China has created a special court to prosecute product piracy cases, a government spokesman said Friday, amid demands for Beijing to step up action against rampant illegal copying of movies, music, software and other goods.

China’s supreme court has named a Judicial Court of Intellectual Property to handle such cases nationwide, court spokesman Sun Huapu said at a news conference held during the annual meeting of parliament.

China is regarded as the world’s top producer of illegally copied goods, and the United States and other trading partners say the problem is getting worse despite repeated government crackdowns.

“We shall reform and perfect the legal system and work mechanism relating to intellectual property,” he said, without giving details of other planned changes.

Source: AP

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