Monday, December 12, 2005

Shaolin monks fought copyright violations already in 1997

Hong Kong Standard's Ni Ching-Ching wrote:

"When some people see us doing things like brand protection and movies, they think there's something inappropriate," Shi said. "But what we are doing is in keeping with tradition. Monks from every dynasty had to adapt to the changes of society. We are monks. But we are also citizens."

Read more here

"To further defend its reputation and interests, the temple has set up a firm, the Henan Shaolin Temple Industrial Development Ltd. Co., to protect and administer the intangible assets of Shaolin Temple, to safeguard the legitimate rights of the temple and to investigate cases of unauthorized use of the temple's name in commercial activities, said (Shi) Yongxin," abbot of the temple.

Read the article 'Shaolin Monks that Fight to Protect the Temple's Reputation' by law firm Lehman, Lee & Xu here.

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