Books to get

Book to get: William Alford: To Steal a Book Is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization. I haven’t read or even ordered this, but it is the third time I have come across it – independently, from a Concours project on What Every CIO Should Know About China, in this Joho post.
According to a Chinese student of mine who is studying the DVD pirate market in China, the pirates tend to have better products than the originals available six months after the original release (in contrast to my own experience). At a conference on DRM a few weeks ago, one of the participants told me that it would not matter much what we do here in the West – what is important is how the Chinese will do.
Stay tuned.

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