Thursday, February 23, 2006

Gutierrez: Chinese pirated government software top priority

Martin Crutsinger of the Associated Press wrote that US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, the former Kellogg's (cereals) CEO, has first hand IP in China related experience (he lost a court case in 1996:

"The Chinese court ruled that Kellogg's did not have the right to keep competitors from using the famous rooster on rival corn flakes boxes."

Before the rooster crows twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.
But Gutierrez has come back to deal with the problem in his new function:

"...the Chinese government's use of counterfeit software would be one of the top issues the Bush administration would raise in a series of mid-April meetings with the Chinese including the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to Washington on April 24. "

Read more here.

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