Recording Industry Presses Brussels On Chinese Piracy Problem
November 16, 2007 at 10:45 AM (PT)
The recording industry has called on the EUROPEAN COMMISSION to do more on the massive CHINESE music piracy problem, two weeks ahead of the EU-CHINA summit, writes EUOBSERVER.COM. On THURSDAY (11/15), heads of SONY BMG, EMI and UNIVERSAL met with trade commissioner PETER MANDELSON in BRUSSELS.
The Internet piracy problem in CHINA is one of the topics on the summit's agenda. According to recent estimates, over 99% of the Chinese digital market consists of pirated content.
"When the recording industry tries to defend its copyrights against online piracy in CHINA, it is blocked by a combination of heavy procedural rules, woefully low levels of damages and injunctions too narrow to prevent ongoing infringement," IFPI Chairman/CEO JOHN KENNEDY said.
"Chinese law has simply not kept pace with the explosion of online piracy," he added.