Wednesday, February 22, 2006

China's 'Strong' Copyright Protection Supposedly Weakens Education

According to Consumers International (CI) China protects copyright holders a bit too much. Say what? CI has written a report about China's protection of copyrighted educational material, that is hampering students' access to knowledge, even when the Berne Convention and TRIPS don't demand it to such an extent.

On page 50 of CI's report you can find CI's opinion on how China's use of the Berne Convention and TRIPS is too restrictive and is "pricing consumers out of knowledge." CI is not only pinpointing a problem, but is also giving China free advice on how to fix it. Read more here: CI's report.

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