Posts Tagged: copyright

Oi versus Yo

“Oi! Remove your app from the store,” says Apple following takedown order from Yo

“We think it’s a ridiculous accusation,” says one of the guys behind Oi, which is made by an Australian startup.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 9:35 pm
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When your game gets cloned in China, try some diplomacy

China is full of copies, and that’s not about to change any time soon. For game developers facing copyright infringement, the choices seem...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Music is an inaccessible industry for tech startups

Here's why I think these startups won't succeed, and why I would advise any tech entrepreneur against the music industry.

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 11:13 am
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Taiwan Web Users Protest SOPA-Like Censorship Legislation with Facebook Rally

When an official from Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Office announced last week that the office plans to amend Taiwan’s copyrigh...

  • May 28, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Pirate iOS App Store from China

China’s Top Apple Hackers Launch a Pirate iOS App Store

Far from being shut down by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), the Chinese team behind KuaiYong seems to be thriving. Last year it made a no-jailbreak-nee...

  • April 16, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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KuaiYong Jailbreak-free piracy app going global

Still Not Killed Off by Apple, China’s Jailbreak-Free App Piracy Service is Going Global

Earlier this month we looked at KuaiYong, a rogue app store that allows iPhone and iPad users to install pirated apps without needing a jail...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 1:01 pm
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China Gougou piracy search shuts

China’s Most Notorious Pirate Search Engine Finally Shuts Down

It was just a few weeks ago that Gougou.com, China’s most notorious pirate content search engine, was added to the U.S. Trade Representati...

  • January 2, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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The RIAJ supports this new law

Japan’s New Anti-Download Law Starts Today

As many of you know, Japan’s revised copyright law, which was approved back on June 15 by House of Representatives (without much discu...

  • October 1, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Fearing Megaupload’s Fate, One Chinese File Storage Site Changes Track

Perhaps fearing reaching the same fate as Megaupload, whose founder is now facing deportation and a trial in the US over alleged piracy, the...

  • August 9, 2012
  • at 9:02 pm
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The lowdown on Lang Van’s massive $400 million lawsuit to obliterate Vietnam’s VNG

The biggest lawsuit against a Vietnamese tech company ever is now going down in Boston, Massachusetts. The American record company Lang Van ...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 6:15 pm
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Chinese video streamer Youku Tudou smacks Xiaomi with a lawsuit, just in time for Barra’s arrival

Two events occurred this week confirming Xiaomi’s maturation from a promising startup to a player that is running with the big dogs. O...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 7:05 pm
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Pops Worldwide Licenses Up to 90% of the Vietnamese Music on Youtube

Pops Worldwide Licenses Up to 90% of the Vietnamese Music on Youtube

Since September 2008, Pops Worldwide has been slowly accumulating the licenses and distribution rights for much of Vietnam’s music. Th...

  • May 31, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Why companies shouldn’t use someone else’s terms of service as their own

All of you would have heard of the furore over the change in Instagram’s terms of use last December, and many pixels have been burnt o...

  • April 22, 2013
  • at 1:10 pm
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Web ecosystems in China

5 Popular iOS Jailbreaking and App Piracy Tools in China

Just because Chinese consumers love your smartphones, it doesn’t mean they like your mobile ecosystem. In fact, they more than likely ...

  • February 12, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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jailbreaking in China - KuaiYong

How Has Apple Not Killed This? Chinese Startup Enables iOS App Piracy Without a Jailbreak

With the recent closure of the iOS jailbreak app Installous, the mischievous hive-mind of the web has been looking for an alternative way of...

  • January 2, 2013
  • at 12:42 pm
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Starbucks Loses Trademark Infringement Case Over Chinese Online Game

US coffee store chain Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) has lost a trademark infringement claim in Beijing’s top court over an online gaming wor...

  • November 7, 2012
  • at 4:40 pm
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Chinese ‘Developer’ Steals Game Engine, Sells it For Half Price

Recently we’ve been bringing you the saga of Cloudstone, a Western-developed indie game that was totally copied by Chinese “deve...

  • August 24, 2012
  • at 10:45 am
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4 Arrested in Japan for Selling DVD Copy Book with DRM Circumvention Software

According to the Daily Yomiuri, Japanese authorities have arrested four employees publishing company Sansai Books for selling a book (pictur...

  • July 20, 2012
  • at 10:10 pm
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