China Music royaltiesChina is digital. Its music market is almost entirely digital. Physical sales here comprise only about 20% of the total market.  China has more than twice as many internet users as the US has people. There are about 900 million mobile internet users here, 70% of whom consume music online. That means there are around

China data privacy law and lawyers

On March 6th, the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) joined with the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) to issue GB/T 35273-2020 《信息安全技术 个人信息安全规范》 , or “Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Specification,” which will come into effect on October 1, 2020. This 2020 Specification will replace GB/T 35273-2017, which has been

China government hacking/data privacy

The Chinese government and its state controlled banks have worked hard over the last decade to “digitize” financial reporting and procedures. These days, a business operating in China virtually never needs to visit a Chinese government agency office or a bank. Transactions and reporting are done online.

For normal daily operations, this means all of

China copyright music streaming

China’s copyright law presently gives the owner of the copyright in a sound recording a right of approval and a right of remuneration when a recording is communicated to the public through an information network. These are considered neighboring rights because they are not included in the rights comprising the copyright in the sound recording.

International lawyers on social media

A lot is happening these days in and with China and around the world. Earlier this year, much of our legal work centered around helping our clients deal with the US-China trade war. That truly feels like ages ago, as today, — working remotely — our international lawyers have been consumed with helping companies (and