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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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RE: amateurs
By inighthawki on 11/12/2012 3:27:27 PM , Rating: 0
Unfortunately the difference is that Fox does it from ignorance while China does it for censorship.

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.

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