Paradoxes, Google and China - How Censorship Can Harm and Intellectual Property Can Harness Innovation

GOOGLE AND THE LAW: IT AND THE LAW, Aurelio Lopez-Tarruella, ed. (TMC Asser, 2012) 303-327.

21 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2011 Last revised: 4 Jan 2021

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Danny Friedmann

Peking University School of Transnational Law; Peking University School of Transnational Law

Date Written: July 1, 2011

Abstract

Google and China have found each other in a marriage of convenience, in order to serve the one god they both live by: innovation. This article deals with censorship and intellectual property. Two of the biggest challenges that the internet present to the legal community. The main characters are two of the biggest actors on the internet stage: Google and China. Google wants to offer all the information available to everyone, while not doing evil. China interprets having all the information available to everyone as an evil that will lead to instability.

Keywords: innovation, intellectual property, filtering, Google, China

Suggested Citation

Friedmann, Danny, Paradoxes, Google and China - How Censorship Can Harm and Intellectual Property Can Harness Innovation (July 1, 2011). GOOGLE AND THE LAW: IT AND THE LAW, Aurelio Lopez-Tarruella, ed. (TMC Asser, 2012) 303-327., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1885267

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Peking University School of Transnational Law ( email )

Peking Univ. Shenzhen Campus
University Town, Xili, Nanshan District
Shenzhen, 518055
China

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