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Archived updates for Monday, March 07, 2005

Domestic Piracy Threatens Chinese Porcelain Industry

According to a February 22, 2005 report from People's Daily OnLine, copyright infringement is threatening the survival of the millennium-old ceramic industry in China's traditional "capital of ceramics. "Ceramic designs from Jingdezhen have been constantly copied, and trademarks of local brands can be found on porcelains produced around the country," said Hong Kemin, president of the copyright court of the Jingdezhen Municipal Intermediate People's Court. "To prevent rampant copyright infringement, it's not enough that the local designers, producers and police make collaborative actions. We need tougher laws and policing," said He Xingwu, secretary general of the Jingdezhen Ceramic Society.
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