Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The New Xiangyang: IPR Infringements Taboo At Taobao City?

Xiangyang Market in Shanghai, synonymous with counterfeit and pirated products, closed June 30th. But now it seems to have risen out of its ashes, in a hybrid form. The market stalls of Xiangyang meet Taobao, the Consumer-to-Consumer site of Alibaba.com. Will this 'city' of bricks and clicks respect IPR or will counterfeiting and piracy just virulently expand online? What do you think?

Source: Pacific Epoch, see here.

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