Media Piracy in Contemporary China (Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series)

Media Piracy in Contemporary China (Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series)

By: Rogier Creemers (author)Hardback

Pre-Order released 31st July 2017


Intellectual property rights have been a major point of contention in the relationship of China with its trading partners, and the United States in particular. Chief among the complaints is piracy of American films and television series, with industry estimates indicating that more than ninety per cent of the Chinese audiovisual market is occupied by pirated products. This book addresses copyright piracy in China, providing an in-depth case study of the transformation of international trade law into real outcomes. It draws on a comprehensive overview of Chinese legislation and adjudication, and brings together the previously disparate fields of intellectual property law and media control, and provides a stronger intellectual foundation to their analysis, based on a deep understanding of the Chinese context. The book goes on to argue for a paradigm shift in our evaluation of copyright piracy in China, and provides methodological tools to study these and similar issues in more depth.

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About Author

Rogier Creemers works at the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford, UK, where he researches Chinese media regulation and coordinates an EU-funded capacity-building project, aiming to support media law reform in China.


1. Piracy in China 2. The historical evolution and interrelation between copyright law, the evolution of the media economy and freedom of expression in Western jurisdictions 3. The development of Chinese copyright legislation 4. The broader regulatory and institutional framework governing audiovisual media production and distribution 5. The structures, institutions and rules of Chinese political objectives and political culture 6. Why piracy is incontrollable 7. How factors are influenced through the WTO

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/07/2017
  • ISBN13: 9781138018181
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781138018181
  • ISBN10: 113801818X

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