WTO Ruling a Possible Boon to U.S. Copyright Holders

13 08 2009

We haven’t read the World Trade Organization’s big ruling, handed down Wednesday, ordering China to be stop forcing U.S. companies to deal with the Chinese government when they want to distribute their copyrighted works. The ruling is 460 pages (460 pages!?). Maybe, if the action from Hazeltine proves less than entirely compelling this weekend, we’ll digest it and get back it to you. For now, LBers, you’ll have to deal with our shiftlessness and accept our news-coverage roundup.

The dealio: The ruling, according to the WSJ, represents a stinging blow to China — “it’s biggest defeat yet” — in the long-running battle over how American books, movies and music are distributed in China. According to the WSJ, the ruling could help break open the tight controls that have crippled the ability of filmmakers, musicians, videogame designers and other artists to widely market their creations at reasonable prices. Click here for the NYT article;


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