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Tian Lipu  (Source:
He said the Western media has been distorting the piracy issue in China, and ignores the fact that the government is working on the issue

China's copyright piracy head said that the United States is quick to trash China when it comes to piracy issues, but fails to report the progress.

Tian Lipu, head of China's State Intellectual Property Office, said on Sunday that the Western media has been distorting the piracy issue in China, and ignores the fact that the government is working on the issue. 

"Speaking honestly, there is a market. People use and buy pirated goods," said Lipu. "To a large extent, China's intellectual property rights protection image has been distorted by Western media. China's image overseas is very poor. As soon as people hear China, they think piracy or counterfeiting -- Beijing's Sanlitun, that place in Shanghai, Luohu in Shenzhen.

"We don't deny [this problem], and we are continuing to battle against it." 

While the U.S. may have lost over $15 billion in 2009 to international copyright theft, where about $3.5 billion was due to software piracy in China, Lipu said that China is stepping up its efforts. He added that China pays for most for copyright protection.

China has definitely had piracy issues over the years. In 2007, Chinese police busted a huge piracy ring responsible for pirating and distributing up to $2 billion worth of software. In 2009, China convicted 11 people in a software piracy case where jail sentences lasted anywhere from 18 months to over six years. 

More recently, Microsoft hired 1,000 workers in China to for research and development (R&D), services, marketing and sales. The tech giant mentioned that it wants to clear up piracy issues with its Windows software and reach the full potential of the market. 

Source: Reuters

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By Motoman on 11/12/2012 2:45:19 PM , Rating: 5
China Official: Western Media Misrepresents Piracy Issues in China

In China, state media misrepresents all issues.

RE: amateurs
By Brandon Hill on 11/12/12, Rating: -1
RE: amateurs
By inighthawki on 11/12/12, Rating: 0
RE: amateurs
By danjw1 on 11/12/2012 3:50:15 PM , Rating: 2
I doubt very much that the people at Fox News are any more ignorant that the Chinese officials that engage in propaganda. Both groups are engaging in misinformation campaigns to advance a political agenda.

RE: amateurs
By MechanicalTechie on 11/12/2012 7:18:16 PM , Rating: 1
And sadly Fox is very popular among the masses... now what does that tell you?

RE: amateurs
By Amedean on 11/13/2012 5:28:51 AM , Rating: 2
It may be just me but all my "friends" on Facebook who litter my page with political trash and hate speach are bigoted Fox News zombies.

Look at this story, Fox News loving woman runs her husband over with an SUV for not hating Obama enough....

RE: amateurs
By ianweck on 11/13/2012 6:19:35 AM , Rating: 2
Look at this story, Fox News loving woman runs her husband over with an SUV for not hating Obama enough....

Almost like Twitter uses threatening to riot if Obama lost.
"I'ma riot!!"

RE: amateurs
By Amedean on 11/13/2012 8:20:45 AM , Rating: 2
Show us the link.... filter the links.

RE: amateurs
By ianweck on 11/13/2012 9:03:26 AM , Rating: 3

twitchy dot com/2012/11/06/here-we-go-obama-supporters-threaten -to-loot-if-romney-wins/

washington dot cbslocal dot com/2012/11/06/obama-supporters-threaten-on-twitter -to-loot-riot-if-romney-wins/

now.msn dot com/obama-supporters-tweeting-threats-to-riot-if-ro mney-elected

eutimes dot net/2012/10/obama-supporters-threatens-on-twitter-t o-riot-assassinate-romney/

RE: amateurs
By Amedean on 11/13/2012 8:47:33 PM , Rating: 2
For some reason the links are not working, but I do not doubt they once worked.

RE: amateurs
By Twistedbro5 on 11/13/2012 11:59:47 AM , Rating: 2
Srangley, the FB friends you mentioned... They all seem to be stemming from Fox News on mine as well.

RE: amateurs
By ComputerJuice on 11/13/2012 6:09:44 AM , Rating: 2
FOX news does/says what they do for ratings & money and little more. Ratings = advertising. FOX operates their news as a business, they report their version of the news & opinions by taking the opposite viewpoint from that of the bulk standard news media. That does seem to fall in line with a conservative point of view and subsequently nets them a pretty penny. What people do not seem to understand about several of the "news" stations is that they are more of a "fact based" entertainment & opinion channel than an actual news channel.

RE: amateurs
By ebakke on 11/12/2012 3:42:04 PM , Rating: 5
Oh please. All news agencies are biased, not just Fox. The reason Fox seems glaringly obvious is that it's so glaringly different from the rest. That doesn't mean the rest aren't biased - it just means they have a different bias.

RE: amateurs
By Brandon Hill on 11/12/2012 3:52:13 PM , Rating: 1
That is very true.

Fox News: Conservative News Agency
MSNBC: Liberal News Agency (Fox News wannabe)

With those two, it's just glaringly obvious. The other networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN) have their biases as well, but it isn't so blatant (IMHO).

My problem with Fox News is that they SO want to squash with they say is the liberal media by going full-on "Hi Ho Silver" in the opposite direction.

RE: amateurs
By Amedean on 11/13/2012 9:00:33 PM , Rating: 2
How does this reply get rated down?

RE: amateurs
By EnzoFX on 11/12/2012 3:59:45 PM , Rating: 2
False equivalency, typical deflection.

RE: amateurs
By KCjoker on 11/12/2012 6:19:21 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly but don't expect the whackjob Libs to admit it. MSNBC is worse than Fox News and CBS is as well. CBS purposely sat on important Libya news until a few days before the election. Just like CBS had false documents about Bush(yes libs we know he was a horrible pres) right before the election.

RE: amateurs
By andre-bch on 11/12/2012 4:24:58 PM , Rating: 3
The difference is that I can choose to watch whatever I want, being it western (CNN, BBC, DW, etc.) or middle-eastern (Aljazeera), or russian (RT) or even chinese (CCTV).

Can the same be done in china?

Lost in translation
By Solandri on 11/12/2012 5:30:37 PM , Rating: 3
China's copyright piracy head said that the United States is quick to trash China when it comes to piracy issues

They're complaining about an image problem. They might want to start by renaming this guy's position to the head of Chinese copyright anti-piracy.

RE: Lost in translation
By kattanna on 11/13/2012 10:00:37 AM , Rating: 2
LOL.. how do we know it isnt correct as is?

By pixelslave on 11/12/2012 11:57:47 PM , Rating: 2
Yea, the West misrepresents China's piracy problem -- they thought it's only affecting the West. They are wrong -- not that the Western media isn't right, but they don't fully illustrate how bad the problem is. The Chinese pirates EVERYTHING, even their own stuffs. Yes, even movies or TV that are directly or indirectly funded by the Communist Party. Think about it, if the counterfeiters dare to pirate stuffs made by the Communist Party, what wouldn't they pirate?

The thing is, they don't just pirate, they pirate shamelessly. Go search for a product called TVPad. You can buy it from the US. You can stream any Western movies you can think of from that mini streaming box. No, it's not like Hulu. You don't need to pay any subscription. Just the box itself. Needless to say, the movie studios receive nothing from the maker of the device.

RE: Yea
By ShaolinSoccer on 11/13/2012 3:31:13 AM , Rating: 2
Is this an advertisement? lol

By DanNeely on 11/12/2012 6:47:57 PM , Rating: 2
When you wrote this article: Did you deliberately ignore what China is doing about the problem and what level of progress they're making, or was the statement you quoted "We don't deny [this problem], and we are continuing to battle against it." the extend of what they said about their efforts to remediate the problem?

the shoe fits...
By inperfectdarkness on 11/13/2012 3:11:48 AM , Rating: 2
#1 source for cyberespionage? Check!
#1 source for knockoff technology products? Check!

The problem is not China
By 325hhee on 11/15/2012 9:02:55 AM , Rating: 2
The problem is, the people buying and/or downloading the stuff. It's very easy to blame China quickly, but seriously, like in MMOs, the only reason gold selling exist is there are aholes buying it. If it's not for them, they wouldn't be doing it.

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