The copyright law of China - which is still a relatively young thing - has attracted recent attention (in print).
- Sheppard Mullin's Intellectual Property Law Blog features China Revamps Its Outdated Copyright Pledges System. The post briefly describes new China State Copyright Bureau rules that became effective January 1st, 2011, concerning the use of copyrights as security.
- Duke University's Journal of Eurasian Law has published (or soon will) The Ex-Ante Anthropological Approach to Chinese Music Piracy: Hip-Hop Culture Writes its Own Story by Thomas Winkler. The article
. . . explores the history of Chinese copyright law as it has been shaped by Confucian political culture, and discusses the socioeconomic factors hindering the effective enforcement of China’s modern copyright regime. Additionally, it reveals that the ex-post legal strategy utilized to combat music piracy in China has compounded the enforcement issues due to its insensitivity to such cultural norms.