Alleged criminal gang busted for piracy of foreign films and television
Shanghai police have busted an alleged criminal gang suspected of illegally supplying more than 20,000 Chinese and foreign television shows and films to its eight million online users. The gang of 14 alleged criminals worked with Renren Yingshi, a company that operates China’s largest subtitling site YYeTs.com and has millions of followers around the world. China’s official mouthpiece, People’s Daily, reported the bust on its website on Wednesday, following a three-month investigation. “Investigations showed that the suspects set up several companies engaging in the distribution, operation and maintenance of the Renren Yingshi mobile app and a related web portal by setting up or leasing ser
Michael Jordan wins trademark case in China ... sort of
Basketball legend Michael Jordan’s 8-year-long saga through the Chinese courts resulted in a partial victory for his intellectual property case against a Chinese sports brand. China’s top judicial body, the Supreme People’s Court, on March 4 found Qiaodan Sports, a company based in China’s southern Fujian province, had illegally used Jordan’s name in Chinese characters, according to the verdict. However, the court also ruled that the dribbling silhouette used as the Chinese company’s logo did not violate Jordan’s portraiture rights, meaning Qiaodan Sports could continue to use the image.   China's Supreme People's Court has handed basketball legend #MichaelJordan's brand #AirJordan a victory