Agency Rejects Wall-E Remake for Copyright Infringement


The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television has denied an application by a local director to shoot a Chinese remake of Pixar's Wall-E because the film did not sell the legal rights to the director.

Copyright Appeal Targets Play


SHANGHAI Huju Opera House went to court on June 6 to defend itself in a copyright suit in which a local culture company accused it of illegally adapting a Hong Kong novel and performing it in local theaters.

Ballet Drama Moves into the Courtroom


Last November, actress Liang Danni filed a complaint in Beijing's Xicheng District Court against the National Ballet of China on behalf of her 87-year-old father, claiming 550,000 yuan ($86,968) in compensation and demanding a public apology.

Tencent, Sohu and PPS in Copyright Dispute


China's three major video sites Tencent, Sohu video and PPS Network TV are engaged in a copyright dispute, with each party accusing the others of infringement and asking for huge reimbursements.

LeTV, Baidu End cooperation Talks after Copyright Dispute

2012-06-05, a major online video provider, said it had ended its cooperation with a unit of Baidu Inc, the search engine, which it said had infringed the copyrights of its licensed content.

US Talk Show Host Has Friendly Joust With Copycat Program


Famous US talk show host Conan O'Brien and a practically unknown Chinese online presenter have become unlikely soul mates after feuding over the opening sequences of their programs.

Popular File-sharing Website Megaupload Shut Down


One of the world's most popular file-sharing sites was shut down, and its founder and several company officials were accused of facilitating millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content.

Microsoft Sues Two Chinese IT Companies over Pirated Software


Two Chinese IT companies were brought to court on April 26 for using a number of pirated Microsoft software packages in their offices, and the U.S. company is seeking at least 10 million yuan (1.59 million U.S. dollars) in compensation.

Apple Sued for Copyright Violation


The writers, claiming Apple allows its users to download pirated books through its platform App Store, are determined to fight for their rights.

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