This is what IIPA stated April 30, 2009 about China:
“China and Russia both continue to be major concerns to the copyright industries, as they were in 2008 and prior years. While there have been some positive developments in both these key markets over the past year, enforcement efforts generally remain inadequate, and the copyright industries continue to await sustained, effective and deterrent enforcement, enhanced legal reform, and greater market access for legitimate copyrighted materials.”
“While the Chinese government has launched enforcement efforts, these have so far not proven to be effective in dealing with pervasive piracy in the physical and online markets. These problems have been exacerbated by the maintenance of severe and discriminatory market access restrictions for the distribution of some categories of U.S. content. China must significantly expand its use of criminal measures in appropriate circumstances and employ all available tools, including administrative sanctions, to prevent companies such as Baidu and Kangjian Shixun from continuing to profit from providing access to infringing materials.”
China's number one search engine Baidu needs no introduction. Beijing Kangjian Shixun Technology Company with the sites http://www.kjmed.com.cn/ and http://www.kjmed.com.cn/ offers "subscribers access to the firm’s Foreign Medical Journal Full-Text Service (FMJS), a paid service that sells electronic copies of medical journals, including many well-known American ones, obtained from libraries at no cost", according to the US-China Business Council, see here.
- Business Software losses 2008 2940.0 million US dollar levels 79 percent.
- Records & Music losses 2008 564.0 million US dollar levels 90 percent.
Read the IIPA's press release (4 pages pdf) here.