Making Amends: China Music Copyright Law Primer

Posted on May 6, 2014 in Copyright Law

Many people wonder why piracy of copyrighted works in China is such a persistent, difficult problem to tackle, and some may wonder whether China even has a modern copyright law at all. The aim of this article is to provide some background regarding China’s copyright law for those interested in understanding what China’s copyright environment is like, why piracy remains such a challenge, and what are some of the tensions and challenges that have hindered the law’s effectiveness.

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>> Eric Priest is Assistant Professor and LL.M. Program Faculty Director at the University of Oregon School of Law, and a veteran of the Chinese digital music industry