Meet the New Media, Same as the Old Media: Real Lessons from China's Digital Copyright Industries

14 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2017

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Eric Priest

University of Oregon School of Law

Date Written: July 6, 2016

Abstract

Some commentators argue that China, with its piracy-beleaguered content industries, is ideally positioned to leapfrog the West in “post-scarcity, post-copyright” business models. This short essay puts those claims to the test by examining a decade of developments in China’s video/film, music, and book publishing industries. Those developments suggest Chinese content producers and even online intermediaries increasingly embrace monetization models based on copyright and exclusion.

Keywords: Copyright Law, Copyright, Piracy, Chinese Copyright Law, China, Chinese Film Industry, Chinese Music Industry, Chinese Publishing Industry, Scarcity, Chinese Content Industries, Chinese Creative Industries, Chinese Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property, Chinese IP, IP

Suggested Citation

Priest, Eric A., Meet the New Media, Same as the Old Media: Real Lessons from China's Digital Copyright Industries (July 6, 2016). George Mason Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2901073

Eric A. Priest (Contact Author)

University of Oregon School of Law ( email )

1280 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
United States

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