Monday, January 24, 2011

Window Is Closing For Pirated Software In China: Qingdao Government Gives Example

Chinese government agencies were well known for using pirated software. By the end of May all illegal software needs to be replaced. The city of Qingdao (province Shandong) will be 10 months ahead of the central government's ban on pirated copyright. Read more here.

1 comment:

David Evseeff said...

Being a Sinophile myself, and having spent many years in both China and Taiwan, I would highly doubt that this will happen in the near future.

I recall when President Clinton went through Xi'an in 1998, about a week or so before he arrived, the PSB went through and shut down all the pirated movie/music/software vendors. Then, shortly after he left, they all came back in force!

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